MEDICAL SERVICES AND CLINICS AVAILABLE AT THE SURGERY
There are seven qualified practice nurses who have undertaken a range of further training, including family planning, diabetic and asthma care. The practice nurses work within the surgery carrying out a wide range of clinical nursing duties and health promotion. Where appropriate, patients may make appointments to see the practice nurses directly.
The Practice Nurses provide the following specialist services:
- Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
- Smoking Cessation
- NHS Health Checks
Female Health Services including Contraception and Family Planning
The GP's and Practice Nurses advise on, and provide, the standard range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception. We also fit and remove contraceptive devices including intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and contraceptive implants (Nexplanon). We will work with you to provide a service that is flexible around your commitments in order to meet your needs.
Minor injury service
Provided by all Doctors and Practice Nurses.
Minor surgery services
Provided by a GP together with a practice nurse or nursing assistant.
The Nursing Assistant carries out a wide range of tasks including blood tests, blood pressure measurements, performing ECG's and assisting with minor surgery.
We are pleased to be able to provide a phlebotomy service so that if a blood test is needed patients have the option of having this taken at the surgery. Appointments are available each day.
Childhood vaccinations are offered by appointment throughout the week. The nurses are trained in childhood vaccinations and all vaccinations are given in accordance with the UK vaccinations schedule.
Childhood Development Screening / Assessments
The routine 6 week development check is carried out by your regular doctor. The 1 and 2 year checks are carried out by a member of the child and family team.
Midwives are Registered General Nurses with specialist training in maternity care. They are involved throughout pregnancy, delivery and in the first few weeks after the birth of the baby. We work very closely with the midwifery team in our area in order to provide the best possible care for our patients. The midwives run a clinic three afternoons a week in the surgery but also see their patients at other locations at other times if necessary.