Charity Websites

Budleigh Salterton Health Centre Charity

The Budleigh Salterton Health Centre Charity was set up in 1996 with the objective to relieve sickness and preserve health amongst persons permanently or temporarily resident in the catchment area of Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre.  In practical terms the Charity provides equipment and facilities for the direct benefit of patients over and above that which is normally found in routine medical practice.

The Charity has received donations through fund raising and legacies and is managed by Trustees who volunteer their time.  Most of our patients have benefitted from the one or more of the many items bought by the Charity over the years without even knowing.

For example, did you know that the Charity funded the equipment in the clinical room at Seachange?  

If you have attended for a Minor Operation, then you may have noted there is both a cautery and a procedure light which Dr Hallmark uses - these were funded by the Charity.

The Charity provided Donna and Martin with Doppler Audio Machines which are used daily to the check the feet of diabetic patients to ensure their pulses are present and to prevent amputation.

In February 2023 the Charity provided two new examination couches which are designed for the multi-purpose needs of general practice, including phlebotomy, minor surgery, recovery, gynaecology, podiatry, and general examination. An added benefit of these couches is the ability to go low to the ground enabling even the frailest of patients to be able to “hop on” to the couch with a steadying arm from the doctor and then for the beds to be raised to the correct level of comfort for each doctor.

There is a specific box within the Medical Centre if you wish to make contact; alternatively you can write to the Treasurer c/o Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre, 1 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LS.

Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare

Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare is a local independent charity providing support to patients of Woodbury Surgery and Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre who have a progressive life-limiting condition.  We provide specialist palliative care advice and hands-on nursing care in the patient’s own home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cancer Help

Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process


Cancer Backup

Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.


Diabetes UK

Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition


Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it


Alzheimer's Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland


Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.


Mental Health Foundation

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.


Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.


British Heart Foundation

Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.