Other Healthcare Services

Community Midwives

The midwife provides the full range of midwifery care, including preconception advice, antenatal (pregnancy) clinics and classes; hospitals and home births and mother & baby care at home.

Please note, this service is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact :

  • NDDH Antenatal Clinic: 01271 322600
  • The South Molton Team: 01769 579154 (no answer phone)
  • The Torrington Team: 01805 626314(answer phone service)
  • Emergency Line: 01271 322605

Community Nurses

The community nurses provide a comprehensive nursing care service to patients of all ages in their own homes, who are unable to attend the surgery. Often care is undertaken in collaboration with other agencies.

If you wish to contact a member of the community nursing team during the week please phone the practice on 01769 580295 between 9:00am - 5:00pm. 

Please advise the patient services team if your needs are urgent and they will contact the district nursing team immediately.

For other enquiries please leave a message with the patient services team and a nurse will contact you on their return to the office.

For out of hours care please telephone 111 and they will triage your call and arrange for care provision as appropriate from either a GP or nurse.

Please note, this service is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery.

Public Health Nurses

The Public Health Nursing team is made up of health visitors, school nurses and community health workers and work with children from 0-19.  A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. School nurses are registered nurses who have received specialised training in respect of the health of school aged children.

Public health nurses can help with the following:

  • Healthy eating and feeding Issues
  • Parenting support
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Behaviour / Routines
  • Sleep
  • Public Health Nurses run appointment clinics across Devon and have drop in sessions in secondary schools.
  • Family focus groups offer a drop in opportunity to weigh your baby and seek general health advice for under 5s.

South Molton has a family focus group every Thursday in the Methodist Church Hall.

For details of any clinics, to make an appointment or to speak to a duty school nurse or health visitor please ring the Northern Devon  Hub on 03332341904

A text advice service is also available.

For parents wishing to contact a health visitor for advice you can text your question to 07520631721

For young people wishing to ask advice from a school nurse you can text your question to 07520631722 

Attached Staff

Chartered Physiotherapist

The physiotherapist works with all age groups giving advice and treatment for back and neck problems, strains and sprains. Treatments are also given for chest and neurological problems.

Please note, this service is provided by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery.