Practice Nurses and Health Care Support Workers
The nurses run the treatment room and specialised clinics. The treatment room is available with an appointment booked in advance, and a small number available on the day.
Services available are: over 40’s health checks, new patient checks, blood pressure monitoring, childhood vaccinations, removal of stitches, dressings, contraception repeats (once treatment has been started by a GP), cervical smear tests, advice about diet and lifestyle.
Patients over 65, with three or more long term conditions, are able to have a holistic health check by our nursing team. Patients who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery will be offered a home visit. Please ask reception for more details.
Our practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.