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.
Nicola, Kate and Kam are qualified as minor illness nurses. In addition they are nurse prescribers which means they can prescribe independently from the doctor.
Skills that minor illness nurses can carry out include, asthma, colds and flu, viral illnesses, sore throats and tonsillitis, hay fever, sinusitis, eczema, skin complaints, muscular complaints such as neck, shoulder or back pain, regular and emergency contraception, vaginal discharge, cystitis, conjunctivitis, earache, skin infections, insect bites, sunburn, nappy rash and abdominal pains. The minor illness nurses will refer to the duty doctor if they have any concerns regarding a patient.
All the minor illness nurses can also carry out annual asthma reviews, they cannot issue repeat prescriptions.
Kate can carry out annual diabetic reviews.
Kate carries out annual COPD and spirometry checks (Lung function tests) but all the minor illness nurses can see COPD patients with acute attacks of COPD.
Louise and Claudia can carry out CHD reviews.
Nicola, Claudia and Victoria can carry out smoking cessation advice and nicotine replacement therapy.
Lisane Fry and Caroline Phillips have specific phlebotomy clinics but all the nurses are skilled at taking blood whenever needed.
Victoria Robins and Caroline Phillips 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.
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.