Devon Square Surgery

01626 332182

Lines open: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Email us: devon.square@nhs.net

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.

Self care

If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Your pharmacist can help too

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just give your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.

Our local pharmacists at Day Lewis in Devon Square are able to assess you if you have the ‘flu, a sore throat, a cough, sinusitis or other similar symptoms. If they feel you need to see a GP they will let you know. Other local pharmacies may offer a similar service.

Lots of choice:

Pharmacies are open locally until:

  • 5.30pm Day Lewis,  42 Devon Square.
  • 6.30pm Superdrug Pharmacy, 2 East Street.
  • 6.00pm Buckland Pharmacy, 16 Haldon Road.
  • 24 hours Asda, Highweek St.
  • 11:00pm Lloyds in Sainsbury, Penn Inn Roundabout.

Details of opening hours are available at the Practice, a local Pharmacy’s window, from the Police or in a local newspaper

Minor Injuries

GP surgeries do not provide a minor injuries service.  

If you have a minor injury you should either attend the Accident and Emergency department at Torbay Hospital, or the Minor Injuries Unit at Newton Abbot, Totnes or Dawlish Community Hospitals.  You see can see the current live WAITING TIMES at each of these units by clicking here.

Minor injuries include things like:

  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

A&E

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.