Health Care Assistants
We currently have two nurses who have undergone specialist training in the treatment of minor illness enabling the doctors to focus on more major problems and conditions. The nurses are able to see patients and prescribe treatment for a number of illnesses including: sore throat/mouth, earache, colds, flu, sinusitis, cough, acute asthma, fever, hay fever, sore eyes, rashes, warts, verrucae, eczema, infected wounds, head lice, indigestion, diarrhoea and vomiting, constipation, urinary tract infections and period pains.
The nurses also provide the following services:
- Dressings and wound care
- Family planning advice, care and counselling
- Immunisation for foreign travel and for routine child and adult protection
- Well person clinic, diabetes clinic, hypertension clinic, asthma clinic, smoking cessation advice, menopause clinic, alcohol advice
- Consultations for advice over health matters
- Follow-up appointments for contraceptive advice and health check
Child & Family Team
The Child and Family Team are in regular contact with the doctors and will discuss problems and exchange information when necessary. A well baby clinic is held at Beverley Way every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. To contact a member of the team please telephone 01223 222020.
Community Nursing Sisters
Members of the Community Nursing Team are available to visit people at home. They work closely with the doctors and with the hospital services. Your doctor will put you in touch with them.
Lorna Whittle BAC is available at the main surgery and branch surgery for counselling and psychotherapy. Please talk to your doctor if you feel you would benefit from her help.
Care is currently provided by the Scarlett Team. A clinic is held at the main site every first and third Wednesday in the month and alternate Monday afternoons at the branch surgery. Domiciliary visits are also undertaken. The team can be contacted on 01223 349376.
A physiotherapist is available at both surgeries for acute conditions. Please talk to your doctor who will arrange a referral if appropriate.