Torrington Health Centre

High Bickington Surgery


Mission statement:

Our aim at Torrington Health Centre is to provide our patients with the high quality of care we would want for ourselves and our families.

Aims and objectives

Working with patients to achieve high quality care, responding to patients needs and expectations

To act with integrity and complete confidentiality.

To be courteous, approachable, friendly and accommodating to all patients and visitors

To improve our patient centred service through decision making, sharing, communication and continuous training and development

To listen to and provide feedback to patients and staff, engaging with our PPG members on a regular basis. Encouraging feedback from patients to enhance services and patient experience.

To maintain our motivated and skilled work teams, through appraisals and learning pathways/plans, including diversity and equality training

Continuous monitoring and auditing to help us improve our healthcare services

To ensure effective and robust information governance systems.

To move towards more cost effective, integrated and resilient systems of care. Adapting to the increasing number of patients and demands by introducing new services working alongside the Devon ICS, the Torridge Health Primary Care Network and local partners.

To adapt to the increasing number of patients who have multiple long term conditions that require complex medical care delivered in their community or home.

To continually promote healthy lifestyles and behaviours while engaging patients and communities in supporting their own care.


If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are also available from reception.


Principles The Practice: Provides a comprehensive service, available to all irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation and has a duty to respect ... [continue] Charter

Disabled access

There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and ... [continue] Disabled access

GP Net Earnings

All practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (e.g average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.  This is required in the ... [continue] GP Net Earnings

Green Impact

Torrington Health Centre has committed to the Green Impact scheme. This is the National Union of Students’ successful sustainability accreditation scheme. It has been running since 2006. Over 200 different ... [continue] Green Impact

Medical education

We are a training practice and you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar. These doctors are fully qualified will have had experience in several hospital specialties. They ... [continue] Medical education

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 15th November, 2023