Treatment room services

Nurses

Louise Whittaker, Sharon Treadwell and Chris Eamer

All patients seen in the treatment room are treated in a holistic manner.

The duties of the Practice Nurse are very varied and include:

    INR Testing
    Leg Ulcer Care/Treatment
    Vaccinations and Immunisations
    Blood Pressures
    Dopplers
    Ear Syringing
    ECGs
    Chronic Disease Management, e.g. Diabetes, COPD
    Taking of swabs
    Removal of sutures/clips
    Cervical Smears

To contact the Practice Nurse, please telephone the usual surgery number and the receptionist will be able to book an appointment for you.

In addition to providing general nursing, our Nurses also perform blood pressure checks and take samples for lab, perform smear tests, ear syringing and childhood immunisations, etc.

They run a variety of health promotion clinics including: chronic heart disease, weight reduction, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory. Please ask reception if you would like to attend one of these clinics. If the Nurse/HCA detects a problem at a clinic they will liaise with a Doctor.


Health Care Assistants
Lesley Burne, Judy Birch, Emily Waite and Alyson Feeney-Smith

Health Care Assistants support the Doctors and Practice Nurses. Two of our Health Care Assistants have completed NVQ level 2 and NVQ3.

They carry out various duties including:
   

  •     Pre-diabetic checks
  •     Blood Pressures
  •     Blood Tests
  •     Administering flu vaccines level 2-3 only
  •     Administering B12 vaccines level 2-3 only
  •     Assisting with Minor Surgery
  •     Smoking Cessation
  •     Wound Dressings level 2-3 only
  •     ECGs
  •     NHS Health Checks