Practice Nurse Services
The nurses employed by the practice provide a wide range of caring and preventative services. They run clinics for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease (encompassing Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stroke), well woman clinics, family planning, immunisations and minor surgery. As well as the clinics our practice nurses provide a wide variety of services including dressings, injections, and travel advice/immunisations. An appointment system is in operation.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Helen Hughes, sees patients with many of the less serious illnesses traditionally dealt with by GPs, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, urine infections and some simple, uncomplicated skin complaints. They also see patients in our Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Warfarin initiation clinics, and undertake Care Home Reviews.
Health Care Assistants (HCA) Services
Our Healthcare Assistants, Debbie Percival and Charlotte Roberts, assist with many duties traditionally performed by the practice nurses e.g. blood pressure checks, ECGs, spirometry, chaperoning and in-house INR checks for those suitable patients. They also perform new patient medicals.