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We are operating flu clinics in 2020.  Please contact reception to book your appointment. Clinics will be by appointment only and will be operated in a slightly different way to ensure social distancing to protect you and our staff.


How to Access appointments -  From March we had to start to work very differently. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.


Your practice has been open for you throughout and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 01254 287150 between 8am and 6.30pm.  If you request a face-to-face consultation the GP will discuss your needs with you firstly via telephone or video call.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (mask or scarf to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse.  We do not have enough stock available to give out surgical masks to every patient as well as protecting staff.


We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means we all must all:


# stay at home as much as possible


# work from home if you can


# limit contact with other people


# keep your distance if you go out or at work (2 metres apart where possible)


# wash your hands regularly


# do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.


If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming unwell.  


If staff become unwell the surgery may have to close.


Help is available by telephone or video call and most routine face to face tests or treatments can wait until your symptoms have gone away.


Stay at home and protect the NHS and other members of the public.


Please do not to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital if you have a high temperature of 37.8 or above or a new continuous cough or loss of taste or loss of smell.


Please go online to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.  Patient should only call 111 if they do not have internet access.


Please use our website or online access to order repeat medication.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Nurse Clinics

Nurse Practitioner

Physio_And_PatientOur nurse practitioner is Kath Grimshaw. She is qualified and able to prescribe for minor illness such as: - coughs, colds, sore throat, flu symptoms, earache, hay fever, conjunctivitis, constipation, diarrhoea, infection, eczema, acne, other skin problems, contraception and emergency contraception.

Her triage clinics are each day Monday-Friday. Kath also runs asthma and chronic chest illness clinics to review patients annually. Please ring the surgery to make an appointment for a review.

Practice Nurses

Our nursing staff work in the treatment rooms. Typical matters they deal with are immunisations, holiday vaccinations, blood tests, dressings, cervical smears and health promotion clinics. They are also available for consultation and advice in health related matters. The nurses also run chronic disease management clinics for asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

Clinics

  • Asthma Clinic 
  • Diabetic Clinic 
  • Travel Clinic 
  • Cardiac/Hypertensive Clinic 
  • Minor Ops Clinic 
  • Smear Clinic 
  • Well Woman Clinic 
  • Well Man Clinic 
  • Family Planning 
  • Child Immunisation
  • Ear Irrigation

GP Community Matron

Working with our nursing team we have Rachel Donohue who is a Queens Nurse.  As well as her Practice Nurse duties she also travels out into the community to provide health checks to our housebound patients. who have multiple health needs.

Assistant Practitioner

Our Assistant Practitioner, Yvonne Follett, assists our nursing team and GPs, she specifically provides Blood pressure monitoring, new patients health checks, NHS health checks for patients age 40 to 74, ear irrigation, immunisations and injections, she can also take ECGs and blood tests.

Health Care Assistant

Our Health Care Assistant , assists our nursing team and GPs, and can  specifically provide Blood pressure monitoring and blood tests.

District Nurses

The District Nurses look after the elderly who are confined to there homes but require nursing care, and patients discharged from hospital after surgical procedures. These arrangements will be made through your Doctor when necessary by hospital liaison, but the District Nurses can be contacted direct by telephoning  01254 232061

 
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