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.
Nurse Practitioner Service
Our Nurse Practitioners, Helen Hughes and Liz Pugh, see 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
Healthcare Assistants 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.
Our practice pharmacist, Samantha Standeven, amongst other responsibilities, helps our GPs monitor patient repeat prescriptions.