Our Nurse Practitioner has advanced qualifications and clinical training, she provides healthcare in a similar way to the GP’s. Her role is different from that of a Practice Nurse because she shares the load of the GP’s and provides services which are complementary to that of the doctors and as an alternative choice for patients. A Nurse Practitioner is able to diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for various common health problems. She can also provide other services such as Health Promotion/Primary Prevention of Heart Disease/Stroke/ Family Planning/Cervical Smears/Womens Health. Our Nurse Practitioner is also a trained Smoking Cessation Advisor. Appointments are available daily.
The Practice Nurse is qualified to monitor Diabetes , Hypertension , Heart Disease, Asthma, Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services in conjunction with the doctors. She also carries out Cervical Smears, ChildhoodImmunisations, Travel Vaccinations and is available to give health/lifestyle advice. Our Practice Nurse is also a trained Smoking Cessation Advisor. Appointments are available daily.
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details please call our surgery on 01706 641409.
Baby Immunisation clinic: Friday 10:00-12:00
Minor surgery clinic: Thursday 09:00 - 11:30 (3rd of month after consultation with the GP)
APPOINTMENTS CAN ALSO BE BOOKED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK WITH THE NURSES FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
- DIABETES– It is important for diabetic patients to have regular check-ups to make sure they are receiving the most appropriate care
- ASTHMA — It is important for asthmatic patients to have regular check-ups to make sure they are getting the best possible benefit from their inhalers
- CORONARY HEART DISEASE— We offer appointments to all our patients who have had heart problems, to make sure that they are receiving the most appropriate care
- STROKE — We monitor all patients who have had a stroke
- SMOKING CESSATION — Our nurses are trained to support & encourage you to stop smoking
- IMMUNISATION & TRAVEL ADVICE — For all immunisations & advice on health issues relating to foreign travel
- CERVICAL SMEARS — The doctors recommend that all women aged 20-64 have a Cervical Smear every 3 years. Our Practice Nurses are trained to do this for you
The Healthcare Assistant works under the supervision of the nurses. She can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine and carry out new patient medicals.