The Practice Nurses are available by appointment. The receptionist will ask what the appointment is for in order to book it with the Nurse or clinic. The services they regularly provide include cervical smears, immunisations (both routine and foreign travel), family planning, repeat prescription of contraceptive pills and HRT, testing urine, ear syringing, dressings, removal of stitches, and blood pressure checks. The Practice Nurse also runs many of the clinics offered within the Practice and can offer advice/support with stopping smoking.
Our Health Care Assistant supports the Practice Nursing team, taking blood tests, ECGs and some blood pressures.
The District Nurses provide nursing care in the patient's own home for those who are housebound and unable to get to the surgery. The District Nurses work in collaboration with the GPs, social services and other health care professionals. They have expertise in wound management, continence management, care of the terminally ill and palliative care. Contact (01482) 336046.
The Health Visitors are able to offer help with social matters relating to all the family, and especially to the under fives, eg feeding difficulties, speech or hearing problems, toilet training and general development. A Family Health Assessment is offered.
The team of Health Visitors can be contacted at Victoria House, Park Street on (01482) 477752 or 347964.
The Community Midwives provide maternity care for patients before and after delivery, and care for the baby during the first weeks of life.
Patients can self refer to midwives if the pregnancy is confirmed.
The Midwives can be contacted for non-urgent advice on (01482) 605304.