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Welcome to The Plym River Practice, part of the Beacon Medical Group

On 1st April 2014, the Plym River Practice merged with two other local GP practices - Ridgeway Practice and Ivybridge Medical Practice. Partners from across the three practices were keen to come together to improve patient access, choice and support. Since then, we have been able to offer extended opening hours, access to new services - including a minor injuries unit and new dermatology and muskuloskeletal services.

We have surgeries on four separate sites and care for around 33,000 patients. In this interim period, we are making a number of changes behind the scenes to improve quality and consistency. At Plympton Health Centre, patients will see the biggest physical changes with a new merged reception and dedicated prescriptions desk.

However, for most patients there will not be many changes that directly affect them. You will be able to access the same Plym River Practice team as before; and will also be offered the opportunity to be seen by alternative doctors and clinical support to ensure a quicker response.



Plympton Health Centre

Mudge Way


Tel: 01752 346634

Chaddlewood Surgery
128 Bellingham Crescent



Tel: 01752 345317

Wotter Surgery

Rear of Church


Tel: 01752 839312

Ivybridge Medical Practice
Station Road
PL21 0AJ

Tel: 01752 690777


We provide a full range of medical services including on-site minor surgery. We also provide care for patients in a number of local nursing homes and residential care homes. 

All members of the team undertake regular training in order to stay up-to-date with the latest development in healthcare. We have a strong relationship with the Peninsula Medical School and train a number of GP Registrars across our sites.

We are a friendly family practice. Our Practice has been based in Plympton for approximately 40 years. The Practice team consists of 5 Doctors (four partners and one GP Retainer), a nursing team and Health Care Assistant, and an administrative team of 12.

As we are a training Practice we often have GP Registrars on a temporary basis and with a new medical school we do, on occasions, have medical students here at the Practice. Access to the Health Centre is suitable for disabled patients. The Health Centre has its own patient’s car park adjacent to the building


Your Good Health

Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.

Best Practice

Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you’re new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.

(Site updated 11/12/2014)
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