As a Nurse Practitioner, I have completed a 3 year training programme in addition to my nursing qualification. I have gained expertise in clinical decision making, diagnosis and management of a range of health problems. I am also able to prescribe medication for a range of conditions.
I work similarly to a GP and you may be offered an appointment with me as an option when you call to be seen on the same day. I work closely with my colleagues and we ask each other for advice if your problem is not within our area of expertise. You can also make a telephone consultation appointment with me.
My lead area for long term conditions is respiratory health so you will see me for asthma and COPD reviews. I am family planning trained.
As well as basic nurse training the practice nurse has developed her knowledge in asthma care, diabetics, family planning and various health education studies. She is available for consultation, by appointment, from Monday to Thursday each week. Please ask at reception or phone the surgery if you would like to see her for immunisations, dressings, suture removal, cervical smears, health checks, travel advice etc.
Our practice nurse also offer patient over the age of 75 the opportunity to have an Over 75’s check. This check can be carried out here at the surgery, or if you are unable to come to the surgery the practice nurses will arrange to visit you at home where appropriate.
Referral via GP, nurse or other staff member. Help and advice for a wide range of conditions including diabetes, overweight, high cholesterol and food allergy. Also available to advise on general healthy nutrition, for example during pregnancy or for children or elderly people.
District nurses are fully qualified general nurses who have also undertaken extra training to enable them to provide skilled nursing care and support for patients and their families in their homes. They work closely with GP's, health visitors, school nurses, social workers etc and can put people in touch with other organisations such as day centre, carers groups, social services, physiotherapists, etc. District nurses advise and help the elderly, the acute and chronically ill, the disabled, those needing post-hospital treatment, the terminally ill, the bereaved, and those with HIV/AIDS. If you would like to see the district nurse please discuss this with one of the doctors or nurses.
The Surgery has an in-house phlebotomy service. This enables patients to have blood samples taken quickly and efficiently at a convenient location. The phlebotomist is available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings – by appointment only.