Catherine House Surgery

01803 862073

Lines open: 8.00am to 6.30pm

Clinics

Here you can find out the services and clinics we hold at our practice.

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Antenatal Care

Routine antenatal care is overseen by a dedicated midwife attached to our practice. Karen holds weekly clinics at the surgery on Tuesdays. If you become pregnant you need to contact ... [continue] Antenatal Care

Anticoagulation clinic

Patients on warfarin therapy are monitored regularly and dosage changed accordingly using a finger-prick method of blood sampling. The patient has the convenience of a local service and rapid assessment ... [continue] Anticoagulation clinic

Asthma/COPD clinic

It is recommended that all patients with asthma and COPD have a yearly review. Jackie Holt, one of our practice nurses, has specialist training in this area.

Blood pressure monitoring

Patients with known blood pressure issues are advised to have twice yearly checks so that appropriate management can be continued. Such checks can be performed by any member of the ... [continue] Blood pressure monitoring

Cervical smears

These are offered by the Practice Nurses, Dr Sally Sheppard or Dr. Rebecca Heslop on appointment. The test involves the painless sampling of cells from the neck of the womb ... [continue] Cervical smears

Child surveillance clinics

Newborn and postnatal checks 6 week newborn checks are conducted by Dr Sally Sheppard or Dr. Rebecca Heslop who are both usually able to undertake a mother’s postnatal check at ... [continue] Child surveillance clinics

Diabetes clinic

We like to see patients with diabetes on a regular basis to help them manage their condition well. Julie Frost is a diabetes specialist nurse with much experience working at ... [continue] Diabetes clinic

Drug addition service

Dr James Cooper prescribes for opiate misuers under a shared-care scheme with the Devon Drug Service.

Family Planning

All doctors at the surgery can provide contraception advice and prescriptions, as well as pre-conception counselling. We also have an excellent working relationship with the Torbay Sexual Health Service which ... [continue] Family Planning

Joint injections

All GPs at the surgery can undertake joint injections for a range of musculoskeletal complaints.

Minor surgery

Prof. Nick Cooper is trained to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic including removal of warts, verrucae and other small lumps and bumps. A clinic is ... [continue] Minor surgery

Phlebotomy (blood tests)

Blood samples can be taken each weekday up until 3.00pm with our healthcare assistants.

Smoking cessation

All members of our nursing team are specifically trained to offer support and encouragement for patients wanting to give up smoking. Advice is available on the range of therapies including ... [continue] Smoking cessation

Travel health

Stay safe and healthy abroad If you are travelling abroad you may need to be vaccinated. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss the vaccinations you will ... [continue] Travel health

Vaccinations

Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. Flu vaccinations Immunisation is undertaken each autumn with the practice offering two Saturday ... [continue] Vaccinations