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Situated in the heart of the historic market town of Totnes, Catherine House Surgery has been serving its people and those of its surrounding areas for the past 25 years.
We offer a full, friendly and family-orientated general practice service, running specialist clinics for children and pregnant women, management of chronic diseases and minor surgery.
All members of the surgery team are committed to delivering up-to-date, high quality and holistic medical care while retaining the personal touches of a traditional approach.
We accept patients living within a wide geographical area extending to the A38 in the west, Ipplepen to the north, Moreleigh to the south and the Torbay by-pass to the east.
Please take a look at our letter How to Register and download our New Patient Questionnaire.
We operate an open list system at Catherine House Surgery and welcome requests for registrations from patients living in and moving to the Totnes area.
In order to register we ask kindly that you complete two forms:
Family Doctor Services Registration (GMS1) Form
– purple in colour, please ensure that you sign this.
New Patient Questionnaire (or Young Patient Questionnaire – if you are aged under 16)
In addition, if you do not wishto participate in the NHS Summary Care Record scheme then please complete the Summary Care Record Opt-Out Form.
All these forms are available from our reception or alternatively can be downloaded from the New Patient Registration section of our website to be printed, completed and brought into us.
Please bring some photographic ID and proof of address with you. If you have any difficulties providing this information then please let us know. Children under the age of 18 need not supply evidence and can be registered by the parent/guardian.
You are invited to attend an initial appointment at the surgery with either one of the doctors or nursing staff. Please feel free to make an appointment at your convenience.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
Get a response
within 72 hours
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.