Abbey Surgery, Tavistock

The Abbey Surgery Team

Practice Manager

Our practice manager is Darren Newland. If you think he can be of assistance to you regarding any suggestions or problems please ring him or call in at the surgery.

Receptionists

Our receptionists are here to help you communicate with us. Please help them by giving as much appropriate information as you can.

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are Emma Banks, Fiona Bond, Jill Kerswill, Sarah Prior, Victoria Homer, Heidi Brodribb and Naomi Pinkney. Their skills include immunisations, travel advice, dressings, dietary and weight advice, contraceptive services including emergency contraception, health screening and smoking cessation and many aspects of general nursing. In addition to this they also run our asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic and hypertension clinics.

Caron Livermore, Sue Newton and Davina Ludwig are our Healthcare Assistants and their skills include dressings, smoking cessation, diagnostic tests such as ECGs, taking bloods, blood pressure and many other aspects of care.

Kathy Smith, Sharon Tate and Melanie Pengelly are our Phlebotomists taking blood and blood pressures.

Appointments can be booked by telephone, email or at reception.

Community Nursing Team

Our district nurses provide nursing care at home. They can be contacted by telephoning 01822 612711 or 612247 and leaving a message.

Health Visitors

The health visitors are especially concerned with the health of your children and the family. They can be contacted by telephoning 01822 619700 and leaving a message.

Macmillan Nurse

Macmillan nurses provide care and support for people with cancer. They can be contacted by telephoning 01752 436730 and leaving a message.

Community Midwifery Team

A community midwife and a doctor work together to care for you during your pregnancy and delivery. Midwifes can be contacted on 01822 619710 and leaving a message.

 

Patchwork quilts, made by patients and friends of Abbey Surgery, hang on the walls of the waiting room. They represent the colours of the four seasons.

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