Our qualified and friendly nurses provide a high quality service. In addition to routine matters such as dressings, suture removal, ear syringing and general advice, their special interests include:
● Family Planning
● COPD and Asthma Care
● Men and Women's Health
● Travel Immunisations
● Ischaemic Heart Disease Secondary Prevention
● Diabetic Care
● Diet and Weight Advice
Our practice policy is to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and our nurses run many of the screening programmes which can help to prevent ill health. If you are invited to attend for such screening tests, please try to attend, as this can prevent complications in later life.
The district nurses provide care for those discharged from hospital and other patients who require home care. Their multifunctional role includes: health promotion, teaching, rehabilitation, and palliative care. In consultation with the doctors of the practice they can also refer patients to other community services such as physiotherapy and chiropody if required.
When the office is unattended there is an answer machine service. Please leave your NAME and TELEPHONE NUMBER and one of the district nurses will contact you when they return to the office.
Health Visitor Services
The health visitors have a major interest in preventative care, particularly amongst children, and in addition to our regular services we have separate child development clinics, immunisation and "well baby" clinics. They also take a large share of the care of our frail and elderly patients and are involved in the provision of the elderly screening service for patients over 75 years of age.