Minor Illness Nurse and Nurse Appointments
Our minor illness nurse is specially trained to advise and treat both children and adult patients who have common or minor ailments.
It is more appropiate for patients to book an appointment with our minor illness nurse in this regard.
Our team of specialist practice nurses provide appointments for patients who require chronic disease reviews. These specialised appointments include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease (IHD
Nursing applies the same high standard of care to patients but from a different perspective to that of doctors. In recent years nursing has taken on a more progressive role within general practice and the surgery employs a number of nurses who provide a wide range of patient services. Our practice nurses also provides appointments for cervical smears, childhood vaccinations, family planning, travel vaccination and advice and well woman checks.
Blood tests are carried out by our fully trained phlebotomist or a nurse at one of our phlebotomy clinics. They are held every morning except Friday and are by appointment only.
The midwife shares the responsibility for antenatal care with the doctors. They are not employed by the practice but by the local Primary Care Trust (PCT). However, antenatal appointments are available one clinic a week at the surgery.