The nurses are assisted by our health care assistant, Jayne Dakin and phlebotomist Tracey Whitlow.
A chaperone is a friend, relative or member of staff who will accompany a patient, at their invitation, during an intimate examination. The request for a chaperone should be made at the time of booking an appointment. If a chaperone is needed during a consultation, without prior arrangement, patients will be asked to make another appointment.
Speak to Simon if you have administrative problems or wish to make any suggestions, comments, compliments or complaints about the services provided by the practice, please ask to speak to the practice manager.
All the partners are designated tutors to fourth year medical students. When students are with a doctor a notice is displayed and the receptionist will inform you. Students benefit by contact with our patients during consultations but will willingly withdraw on request.
Receptionists cover the surgery hours at all times, their job being to ease the flow of patient/doctor/nurse consultations so as many patients as possible can be seen within the working day. Should you call in to make an appointment or with an enquiry, the reception staff can arrange this in privacy if you wish.
Administrative staff work "behind the scenes" using one of the largest medical computer systems available to general practice to ensure accurate record keeping and patient care, eg - exemption claims, insurance medicals, hospital appointments and referrals, registrations etc.
|Our nursing staff can
be seen by appointment through their receptionist or referral by the doctor for
|Blood testing etc, as requested by the doctor||Dressings|
|Ear syringing||Smoking cessation|
|Immunisations: tetanus, flu, foreign travel and child immunisation||New registration - health checks|
|Health promotion and prevention||Cervical smears|
|Blood pressure||Well person health checks|
|Diabetic clinic||Asthma clinic|
|Healthy heart clinic||Minor operations (with doctors)|
Our health visitor is a highly qualified
professional, trained to help with the care and development of children, and to
provide help and support with many other health problems. A fully qualified sick children's nurse assists the health visitor.
The health visitor’s office is situated within the Medical Centre.
The district nurses provide nursing care for those unable to come to the surgery, eg after hospital discharge etc. You can contact them through the surgery or direct to their office on 564422
The midwife is available on Thursdays and Fridays to assist the doctors with antenatal care.
Counselling is provided by our practice on certain days of the week but appointments are only arranged on referral from the doctor.