Our Practice Nurses, Julia, Alison, Reena, Ros, Vanessa and Sarah, can be seen by appointment and are available to give advice over the telephone. They are available to consult for asthma, COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke/TIA, hypertension, cervical screening, sexual health, contraceptive services, travel advice and immunisations, health promotion advice, smoking cessation, weight management, well man checks, well woman checks, childhood immunisations, HRT advice, minor injuries, wounds and leg ulcers.
Nurse Julia has Diplomas in Respiratory conditions and specialises in Respiratory diseases. She also has a degree in Health studies and sees patients with minor illness and injury and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber.
Nurse Reena has a Diploma in Family Planning.
Nurse Alison specialises in Diabetes.
Nurse Ros specialises in COPD, Asthma and Diabetes. She is an independent Nurse Prescriber and sees patients with minor illness and injury.
Nurse Vanessa has a Diploma in CHD, Asthma and COPD. She also has a clinic at the hostel for the homeless and is our Specialist Visiting Nurse.
Nurse Sarah has a BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and Integrated Community and Primary Care Practice Degree.
All nursing staff are “Smoking Cessation Advisors”. Our Registered Nurses have all attended accredited “Smear Courses” and attend regular updates.
Our Healthcare Assistants, Di, Jo and Suzanne, can be seen by appointment for phlebotomy (blood tests) daily. They are also available for smoking cessation advice, warfarin monitoring, blood pressure, coronary heart disease, new patient, well man and well woman checks, ECGs, medicals, removal of sutures and dressings. In addition to this they assist with minor operations.
Sexual Health Services:
Dr E Allsop, Nurse Julia Avery and Nurse Reena Thompson have all undertaken further training in this area, and are able to provide a full confidential sexual health screening service.