Debbie Barry is our Practice Manager and is responsible for the running of the practice. She will help you with any questions about administration and non-medical aspects of your health and treatment at the practice.
All of our Minor illness nurses are nurse prescribers which means they can prescribe medications for those patients that they see and assess, within their own competency and safety framework.
Skills that minor illness nurses can carry out include: viral illnesses, sore throats, tonsillitis, hay fever, sinusitis, eczema, skin complaints, muscular complaints such as neck, shoulder or back pain, regular and emergency contraception, cystitis, conjunctivitis, earache, skin infections, insect bites, sunburn, nappy rash and abdominal pains.
All the minor illness nurses can assess patients with exacerbations of their asthma or COPD.
Annual reviews for asthma are undertaken by Nicola and Kam
Annual reviews for COPD are undertaken by Kate and Kam
Annual diabetic reviews are now performed as a two part process:
Victoria or Caroline will do the initial assessment to include: blood test and routine observations.
Kate or a GP will then do the second part of the review based on the results from part 1
Kate and Kam perform annual COPD and spirometry checks (Lung function tests).
Charlotte and Claudia carry out annual CHD/ Stroke reviews.
Nicola, Claudia and Victoria can carry out smoking cessation advice.
Nicotine replacement therapy, one to one support and oral medication can be offered within these clinics.
Lisane Fry, Victoria Robins and Caroline Phillips have specific phlebotomy clinics.
Victoria Robins, Caroline Phillips and Christine Mack are our health care assistants.
They can do dressings, ear syringing, new patient and NHS health checks, blood pressure checks and 24 hour blood pressure and ECG’s.
Patients that request ear irrigation are asked to book with one of the Minor illness Nurses.
The practice offers in house anticoagulation testing for Warfarin control by our Practice Nurses
Claudia Tyson and Caroline Phillips lead these clinics.
This is done via a finger prick blood test and computer support system.
Our Receptionists and Secretarial Staff are here to help you and their role is to ensure the smooth running of reception.
They may need to ask you further details when you telephone to ensure that we can assist you appropriately, they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.
Our dispensary staff are available to arrange repeat prescriptions and answer queries you may have about your medication.
The Dispensary is open from 9.00am - 1.00pm and again from 2.15pm - 6.00pm.
Telephone lines are only open for Housebound and elderly patients between the hours 10.30 and 12 noon and 2.30 and 4.00pm.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE, BY FAX, OR IN PERSON.