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IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CORONAVIRUS

Please see note below; If you have any symptoms mentioned, please do not come into the surgery.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AS WE CANNOT TRIAGE PATIENTS BOOKING VIA THIS METHOD. All appointment requests will be triaged. For advice or sick notes, please click on the eConsult link below or request a telephone consultation.

If you are given a face to face appointment, please be aware that you will need to wear a face covering (mask or scarf etc) and also only the person with the appointment will be allowed into the surgery unless there is a medical need for a chaperone. Thank You for your patience.

Nurse Clinics

pills_for_girlThe nursing team provide skilled nursing care for our patients, whether physically or mentally ill, from babyhood to old age. The nurses work in the surgery on diagnostic and progress tests, including taking blood and carrying out electro-cardiograms as well as more conventional nursing duties such as dressing wounds, giving injections and syringing ears. They also regularly monitor our patients with chronic illnesses such as asthma, hypertension and heart disease.

They are involved in running a Smoking Cessation Clinic and a Weight Management Clinic and give advice on family planning. For those patients travelling abroad, there is a Travel Clinic for advice on vaccinations, hygiene etc. Sally also runs a clinic for patients with Diabetes, to ensure they are monitored regularly.

Their work is under the clinical direction of the Doctors but, in certain situations, patients can consult them directly without seeing the Doctor first – ask the Receptionist. 

Another aspect of their work is health promotion where they will see anyone aged 16 and over and give advice on smoking, alcohol levels, diet etc. They also assist the Doctors with minor surgery.

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

If a GP has requested you to make an appointment to have a 24 hour blood pressure monitor fitted, this will usually be fitted and removed by  one of the receptionists who have been trained to fit and remove, however they will not be able to answer any clinical questions regarding your health or results.

 
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