The practice nurses are professionally accountable for their own clinics. They have been specially trained in varied skills and you may be asked to give information about your clinical needs so that you can be booked in with the appropriate nurse, to avoid wasting your valuable time as well as theirs.
The practice nurses can all monitor blood pressure and weight and give advice about healthy living. Some of them can carry out cervical cytology (smears), sexual health and family planning clinics, chronic disease management – respiratory conditions (asthma and COPD), diabetes and coronary heart disease monitoring. Some nurses run a clinic for patients with multiple chronic diseases. By booking one appoint for all your chronic diseases you improve the continuity of care, save yourself time and probably money. There is a rapid access clinic each morning to deal with minor illnesses. Nurses running chronic disease clinics are qualified to prescribe most medications, but do tend to concentrate on the medications associated with their area of expertise.
Andrea (Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Lead). Sees acute (book on the day) type appointments as an alternative to seeing a GP. Can seek advice from a GP during the consultation if occasionally required. Prescribes medications herself.
Mark (Nurse Practitioner). Mark can see nearly all the appointments that a GP can except for women’s health or children under 10 years old. Will normally be used for acute (book on the day) type appointments, rather than Long Term Conditions or chronic diseases. As Mark has a lot of experience of working in the community he also conducts a high percentage of the home visits. Should he need to he can take advice from a GP.
Sandra (Diabetes Nurse) RGN, Diploma in Orthopaedic nursing, Diabetes in Practice ENB 928, Development in nursing care ENB 923, Medical nursing ENB A24, Teaching and Assessing ENB998, BSc(Hon) Health Care Studies inc Health Promotion Certificate. Interests: Diabetes, teaching, nurse prescriber.
Mary (Respiratory Nurse), RGN, Asthma Diploma, Diabetic Nursing Diploma, ENB, Smoking Cessation. Nurse prescriber. Interests: Cardiovascular disease, Asthma, COPD.
Vicky (Psychiatric Nurse) RMN, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, ENB 962, Vicky runs clinics for patients suffering from dementia, those with Learning Disabilities and those with chronic mental health issues.
Diane (Practice Nurse). General nursing duties such as travel vaccinations, smears and vaccinations including baby clinics.
Emma (Polymorbidity Nurse). RGN. Emma conducts a clinic for patients with multiple long-term conditions along with general practice nursing.
Sam. (Polymorbidity Nurse). RGN. Sam conducts a clinic for patients with multiple long-term conditions along with general practice nursing.
Michelle Padgett (Health Care Assistant). Michelle started work with us on 3 August 2009. Michelle conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, contraception Implants etc).
Carol Dickinson (Health Care Assistant). Carol conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, contraception Implants etc).
Jane Taylor. (Health Care Assistant) Jane conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG, spyrometry) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, contraception Implants etc) where needed.
Ana Mattacks. (Health Care Assistant) Ana conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, contraception implants etc).