Preventive medicine

We believe that it is sensible to prevent illness whenever possible and we recommend the following measures for adults, as well as the routine immunisations and development checks for children. We encourage our team to provide these in the practice and it helps our records if all preventive procedures are arranged through the practice.

Health Checks

We offer health checks for men and women as appropriate. In addition, we provide planned care for patients with asthma, coronary risk factors, diabetes, epilepsy, high blood fats, high blood pressure, thyroid disease and those taking long-term drug treatments.

Breast Examination
women are encouraged to learn to be "breast aware".

Cervical Smear
we suggest that women should have a smear of the cervix taken every three years between the ages 25 to 49, and every five years from the ages 50 to 64. The tests look for pre-cancer signs and can be taken by your GP or practice nurse.

Flu Immunisations
for those advised to have this please contact the practice in October.

Polio Immunisation (by mouth)
for unprotected adults before traveling abroad.

Tetanus/Diphtheria Immunisations
as needed, if you are concerned or unsure see the Practice Nurse.

St Leonard's Practice

The Surgery
Athelstan Road
Exeter EX1 1SB

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 08:15 - 18:00
Closed Wed 13:00 - 14:00

Appointment Line: 01392 201 791
General Enquiries: 01392 201 790
Email: D-CCG.StLeonardsPractice@nhs.net

Surgery telephone hours
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00

The St Leonard's Practice provides GP and family doctor services to patients in Exeter, Wonford, Heavitree, St Leonard's, Whipton, Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania.