Compass House Medical Centres regulated activities are:

  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Minor Surgical procedures
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Family planning

The full range of services provided (including referrals) is:

  • A full range of General Medical Services as set out in our PMS practice agreement
  • Anticoagulant Service
  • Baby Clinic & immunisation
  • Blood Pressure Reviews
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Child health surveillance
  • Childhood developmental checks, vaccinations and immunisations
  • Contraceptive services
  • Dietetics
  • Disease management services including Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • District Nurse, Health Visiting
  • Dressings
  • Ear Syringing
  • Flu Clinics
  • Health promotion services for young people and adults of all ages (Well man / Well woman)
  • Immunisations
  • Maternity Medical Services
  • Minor surgery services
  • New patient consultations
  • Obstetrics services
  • Podiatry
  • Phlebotomy
  • Removal of Stitches
  • Warfarin Monitoring

Services are provided to the whole of the population and Compass House Medical Centres does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.

Clinics & Services

  • Aortic Screening Services

    Aortic Screening Services

    Patients aged 65 may be called for aortic screening by Torbay Hospital.

  • Asthma

    Asthma

    We have an asthma nurse. If you are asthmatic, it is important that you come for a check yearly to review your technique and step your asthma medicines up or down appropriately in order to achieve optimal control.

  • Bowel Screening

    Bowel Screening

    The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling a freephone helpline. Invitations and screening kits are sent directly to the patients with no involvement from the surgery other than receipt of the results.

  • Breast Screening

    Breast Screening

    Women aged 50-64 are recalled every three years.

  • Carers Support Worker

    Carers Support Worker

    We have 2 practice based Carer Support Workers to support our patients who have caring responsibilities for a spouse, relative, friend or neighbour. The support extends to either consultations at the Practice or in the Carers home. Di and Liz can be contacted by either leaving a message at the surgery to be called back or further information is available here. (link to leaflet)

    The Practice also supports the Expert Patient Programme, a Government initiative to provide support to those patients with a long term disability or chronic condition.

  • Cervical Smear

    Cervical Smear

    You will have your appointment with one of our Practice Nurses to perform your smear. The test can detect cell changes in the cervix (neck of the womb), that can sometimes lead to cancer in the future. If the changes are present, treatment is nearly always simple, effective and of a minor nature. We recommend a test every five years and we would especially encourage ladies aged 25-65 to have it done. Patients who have had a total hysterectomy do not need a smear. You will be contacted directly by letter from the Wiltshire Screening Programme when you are due.

  • Child Immunisations

    Child Immunisations

    Recommended ages for immunisations are as follows:

    8 weeks

    • 6-in-1 vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines to protect against six separate diseases: diphtheria; tetanus; whooping cough (pertussis); polio; Haemophilus influenzae type b, known as Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children; and hepatitis B
    • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine
    • Rotavirus vaccine
    • MenB vaccine

    12 weeks

    • 6-in-1 vaccine, second dose
    • Rotavirus vaccine, second dose

    16 weeks

    • 6-in-1 vaccine, third dose
    • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose
    • MenB vaccine second dose

    One year

    • Hib/MenC vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis C (first dose) and Hib (fourth dose)
    • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab
    • Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose
    • MenB vaccine, third dose

    2-8 years (including children in reception class and school years 1 to 4)

    • Children's flu vaccine (annual)

    3 years and 4 months

    • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose
    • 4-in-1 pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio

    12-13 years (girls only)

    • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer – two injections given 6-12 months apart

    14 years

    • 3-in-1 teenage booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
    • MenACWY vaccine, given as a single jab containing vaccines against meningitis A, C, W and Y
    • Children who are behind in this schedule should catch up as soon as possible. Ask your Health Visitor for advice.
  • Contraceptive Services / Gynaecological Procedures

    Contraceptive Services / Gynaecological Procedures

    If you are booking for a possible gynaecological examination, swabs, or cervical smear please try and inform the practice as this allows us to provide the time required and also a nurse or chaperone where needed.

    If you need emergency contraceptive advice please let reception know so they can ensure you speak to a member of our healthcare team the same day. Levonelle 2, the emergency contraceptive pill, can now be bought confidentially over the counter at chemists provided you are over 16 years of age. Please speak to your pharmacist for further details.

    If you cannot book an appointment for a contraceptive procedure such as IUD / IUS (coil) within the timeframe you would like, please contact the Family Planning Office at Castle Circus (Torquay) on 01803 656500.

  • COPD

    COPD

    As with Asthma, we have a specialist COPD nurse. It is important that you attend regular review appointments.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    Dr Bromige has a specialist interest in Diabetes; we run a weekly clinic offering annual reviews on all aspects of your diabetic care with Dr Bromige or our Diabetic Nurse.

  • Hospital Car Service

    Hospital Car Service

    If you need to use this facility, please contact 01803 656777 as you receive confirmation of your appointment.

  • INR service

    INR service

    For patients on warfarin or other similar anticoagulants, the nurse or health care assistant taking your INR sample will inform you of your regime during your appointment. We run 2 x INR clinics, one in King Street on a Tuesday afternoon and Galmpton on a Thursday afternoon.

    Please advise the surgery if you wish a carer, relative or nurse to receive your result on your behalf. This can be done in writing.

    If your blood tests are taken at home by the district nurse, please advise us when you call for your result and we will arrange for your next blood test to be taken when it is due.

  • Non - NHS Services

    Non - NHS Services

    We also carry out a number of Non-NHS Services such as medical examinations, private sick notes, insurance and holiday cancellation forms. This work is not covered by the NHS and a seprate charge is payable for these services.

    Please check out this link for further details non NHS Services

  • Phlebotomy Services

    Phlebotomy Services

    Our fully qualified Health Care Assistants take bloods, ECGs, audiograms, lung tests and blood pressures.

    With increasing routine blood tests needed for our chronic disease clinics, our phlebotomists are very busy. There may be a wait for routine blood tests.