Health promotion

The practice is keen to prevent and minimise the effects of chronic illness wherever possible. Our practice nurses offer dedicated consultations for patients with asthma and COPD, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. They are also able to help with stopping smoking and weight problems.

Carers

If so, you are a carer and we would like to support you. If so please ask at reception for a Carer’s referral form to complete and hand back in. If you are agreeable, we will pass your details to the Carers Service, which is a countywide organisation providing relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone link-line for carers.

We will also refer you, with your permission, to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carers Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It can also look at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.

Holiday Visitors and Temporary Residents

Our Doctors may also be able to see patients who require emergency medical treatment or advice whilst they are staying away from home. Treatment is also available from the Midwife if required.

Medicals and Reports

All our Doctors and/or Nurses can provide:

  • Insurance medicals and reports
  • Medical examinations for Heavy Goods Vehicle and Public Service Vehicle Licence
  • Medical examinations for elderly drivers, pre-employment and sporting activities
  • Vaccination and medication for travel abroad, including prescriptions for travel medication

For passport and driving licence applications please allow at least one week for completion. We don’t do these very often as it is very expensive for most people.

These services are not available under the NHS and a fee is payable. Click here to download an up-to-date list of our fees

Breast Screening (Mammography)

This service will be offered to women aged 50-65 at regular intervals. You will be invited by letter when the mobile unit is due to visit Exmouth.

Cervical Smears

Women between the ages of 25 and 50 are advised to have a cervical smear every 3 years and those aged between 50 and 65 to have a smear every 5 years. You will be informed by letter when a test is due and we also advise you of the result by letter. If you do not wish to be invited please contact reception.

Minor Surgery

A full range of minor surgical procedures is carried out within the practice.

Family Planning

The Doctors provide most aspects of family planning and pre-pregnancy advice. Dr Devaraj and Dr Knight fit IUDs (coils).

We are currently not able to provide the contraceptive implant, however courses are taking place in order for this service to be offered.

Maternity Services

If you know you are pregnant please make an appointment to see the Midwife through reception. Most antenatal care is given by the Midwife who will advise you when you need to see your doctor and will arrange all the necessary blood tests and hospital visits.

Child Developmental Checks

These are carried out by the GPs together with the Health Visitor. The Doctor carries out checks at eight weeks and the Health Visitor at seven to nine months and 18-24 months. You will be informed by letter when a check is due.

Child Immunisations

These are generally performed by the Practice Nurses. When they are due, you will be sent an appointment by post. If you are unable to bring your child for the appointment arranged, please phone for an alternative time.

Extended Hours

We now offer telephone and face to face GP appointments outside our normal opening hours. These are primarily aimed at improving access to our services for working people, although they are not exclusively reserved for full time workers. Please note that our full range of services will not be available in that time. Please contact reception for more information.

The Raleigh Surgery
33 Pines Road
Exmouth
EX8 5NH

Telephone: 01395 222499
Fax: 01395 225493

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm

We are a 1 partnered and 2 salaried GP practice. Over the years general practice has changed and the services provided have increased in variety. Although our main function is to provide help when you fall ill, many of our services are aimed at preventing illnesses and catching them in their earliest and most treatable stages.