It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
The practice nurse provides the following services:
- Asthma monitoring
- Cervical smear tests
- Smoking cessation
- Childhood immunisations (Thursday morning)
- Contraception advice
- Diabetic clinics
- Hypertension monitoring
- Travel vaccinations
- New patient health check
- Community Matron. Sees patients in their own home at the request of doctors.
- Midwife. Holds an ante natal clinic at the surgery Tuesday morning.
- Phlebotomist. Visits the surgery Tuesday and Friday morning to take blood samples.
- Community Psychiatric Nurses. Will see patients at the surgery for counselling or stress management. Appointments are made via the doctor or nurse.
- Primary Care Mental Health Worker
The Practice offers advice and inoculations for travel abroad in its Travel Clinic.
Patients on Warfarin may find the procedure at this surgery slightly different compared to their previous practice.
Patients who are already established on Warfarin will have their regular blood monitoring carried out at the surgery. A phlebotomist visits on a Tuesday and Friday morning to take the sample.
Our computer system contains a software programme which allows the clinician to calculate and adjust the dose according to the blood results. It also suggests a date for the next blood test.
A dosing schedule is printed off. Patients will be telephoned with the result and the dose for that day. The complete dosing schedule is available for collection from reception.
Occasionally the results are not back by the time the surgery closes. In these circumstances, patients are advised to continue with their existing dosing schedule until contacted by the practice nurse.
If this system is impractical for individual patients or there are any other queries, our practice nurse is always happy to discuss them.
The advice to all patients on Warfarin is Always carry the yellow book and the latest dosing schedule with you in case of medical emergency.