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Clinics & Services

We run a range of clinics.  For an appointment or further details please call 01395 512601.

Child Health and Immunisation

Child Immunisation Clinics are held at The Beacon Medical Centre every Wednesday from 14:10pm – 15:50pm  

For more information about child immunisations, please open the below link 

Child Immunisation Programme

Antenatal

This service is offered by the Midwife and the doctors.  If you become pregnant you will be referred to the Midwife who will carry out general health checks.  You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital.

Minor Surgery

Minor operations are performed in our treatment room at The Beacon Medical Centre.  Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.

Diabetes

Led by our nursing team, patients with diabetes are offered a regular reviews of their diabetes status. Liaison, if appropriate, is made with the specialist diabetic team at RD&E Wonford.

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Travel Vaccination Service

We only offer vaccines which are available on the NHS

  • Diphtheria / tetanus / polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

Please see the above tab for more information

 

Asthma

Nurses who specialise in asthma care are available to give advice and support to asthma sufferers.  All patients who are prescribed medication for their asthma need to be reviewed at least once a year.

Health Promotion

These nurse led clinics offer general health checks including blood pressure monitoring, advice regarding diet and exercise and cervical

Our nurses also carry out routine care in the treatment room including dressings, removal of sutures, ear irrigation and injections. 

Visiting Services

Speech Therapy (for children), Family Therapy, Community Psychiatric nurses and Counselling Professionals visit the practice.

A physiotherapy service is available at Sidmouth Victoria Hospital.

GP referrals are required for all these appointments.

Ways2Wellbeing  

Since February this year, Sid Valley Practice has played host to the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme; a project founded on social prescription, which is a term used to describe the process of accessing non-medical, community-based services, to improve health and wellbeing. It is recognised that people may have needs that would be better supported in a non-medical, community setting, as opposed to a medical one, such as social isolation or low physical fitness. 

Successfully accessing community-based activities can be challenging for many people – as such, the scheme offers a Health and Wellbeing Coach that GPs/Health Professionals can refer people to. As well as being able to advise the person on groups and services in the local area, the role of the coach adds an additional dimension to social prescribing, in that people are also empowered and motivated to access the services they have identified. 

So far, the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme has seen many local community members improve their well-being, by setting and achieving their own goals, based around the  ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – ‘Give’, ‘Connect’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Be Active’ and ‘Keep Learning’. These have included anything from accessing exercise classes at the local leisure centre, to becoming a volunteer for a local charity:

 ‘The scheme is really helping me to learn that I am able to do things on my own and the benefit of socialising and being with other people – it has really helped improve my confidence and I feel a lot better because of it’ 

If you feel like this is a service that could benefit you and your wellbeing, please contact the practice for more information. Thank you.

 

 
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