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Practice Nurse-Led Services

asthma_inhaler_5The practice nurses Alison and Julie share many of the nursing procedures such as wound care, cervical cytology (smears), dopplers, blood pressure assessment and reviews and ECG event monitoring.  

They also offer appointments to discuss all aspects of following a healthy lifestyle including weight management, exercise and alcohol intake. They also have some separate areas of responsibility as follows:

Alison

Asthma & Chronic Pulmonary Disease

Alison assesses and reviews patients with asthma and COPD, performing lung function tests, inhaler checks etc. You can download our spirometry leaflet here.

Family Planning

Family planning services are available from the surgery including the pill, injection, coil and cap (diaphragm).

Diabetes

Support and education of patients with newly diagnosed or established diabetes to help prevent complications and advice regarding medication including insulin use.

Julie

Baby immunisations

We offer appointments during the week, please phone reception for further details or to make an appointment.

Travel Vaccinations

pregnant_bpJulie offers 30 minute appointments where a risk assessment for the country/countries you are travelling to are carried out and certain relevant vaccinations are administered. Please see Travel Vaccinations for further details.

Maria and Lauren  (Health Care Assistants)

Maria and Lauren are the practice phlebotomists and take most of the blood tests in the surgery.

In addition, Maria can take blood pressure readings (not blood pressure reviews), ECGs, fits the 24 hour blood pressure monitor and carries out ear irrigation and health checks.

Ear Irrigation

Please ask for a leaflet from reception about treating your ear wax before booking an appointment with Maria.

 
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