Practice nurses are attached to each site. They are able to advise on a wide range of health concerns as well as providing traditional nursing services.
They should be the first port of call for routine childhood immunisations, minor injuries and ailments, dressings, suture removal, smoking cessation and dietary advice.
Dedicated COPD, asthma, diabetic and warfarin monitoring clinics are led by the nurses. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.
Unless urgent to a specific day, blood tests are no longer taken by the practice nurse. We have a regular ‘blood-taking’ service at each surgery on specific days of the week.
You may be asked to attend a surgery different to your own to have your blood test taken.
Our Pharmacists work across all four sites to advise and support our doctors and nurses with their prescribing to maintain high quality, safe and effective medicines management.
They are also involved in supporting practice staff with how prescriptions are processed, and works with local pharmacies so that patients get the right medicine at the right time and in the right way.
District nurses visit those who are housebound in order to carry out nursing procedures. Usually this means the elderly, chronically sick or those who have had operations.
The district nurses can be contacted on: 01483 300394 Monday to Friday, from 09:00 – 17:00 (answerphone service).
Health visitors are attached to the three town surgeries. They are experienced nurses who have undergone further training and are a source of general information about a variety of medical and social problems particularly in the under-five age group.
The health visitors can be contacted via the surgeries or at the Buryfields Clinic on 01483 783350.
For more information ask the receptionist or your doctor.
Dietician and podiatrist – Consultations for diabetic patients are held at regular intervals throughout the practice.