About us

Beacon Medical Group is a partnership combining three existing and respected practices in the Plymouth and South Hams Area: Ivybridge Medical Practice, Plym River Practice and The Ridgeway Practice. These existing practices are staffed by well respected and dedicated professionals at all levels of the organisation.

As a partnership we formally merged on 1st April 2014 and provide GP services to approximately 33,000 patients. This was done in the belief that we could provide greater options for patients, including additional services and extended opening hours. Patient-centred care is at the heart of our organisation and we know that respect, dignity and compassion have to be at the heart of decisions we make with and for patients. Those ideas come to life in everyday interactions and conversations and we are investing in our staff to help them deliver the excellent care that we believe our patients deserve.

As one of the largest GP practices in Devon and Cornwall we are wholly committed to delivering clinical excellence and the highest level of customer service every step of the way. We have reshaped our clinical teams – encouraging staff to work across sites, developing a new career pathway for our nurses and healthcare workers and introducing a new role of practice pharmacist. We are also the largest GP training provider in the area and support among the best emerging talent.

We want to be a sustainable practice that thrives on innovation and want to work with our patients, carers, communities and partners as one team. We see this as getting the right service to patients, done by the right person at the right time. This means that what we offer to patients is continuously developing. In Autumn 2014 we launched a variety of new services designed to provide expert support to people in their communities rather than in a hospital setting. We continue to work with our commissioners and other providers to deliver cutting edge clinical support in our local area.

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