Nurse Clinics

The practice runs a system of mixed clinics for nurse appointments providing a more flexible service for chronic disease patients and cutting down the need for repeat visits.

Health Care Assistant

Blood Test – Sandi Rudge

Blood Pressure and/or Blood Test – Jane Flinders, Karen Smith, Abi Thorne, Denise Wyatt

Vit B Injections, Removal of Sutures / Clips – Alison Coombs

NHS Health Checks – Denise Wyatt, Alison Coombs, Abi Thorne

Smoking Cessation – Denise Wyatt

Simple Dressings – Alison Coombs, Denise Wyatt

Practice Nurse

Cervical Smears – Sharlene Hodson, Clare Rawlings, Tracey Frost, Catherine Hemus

Baby Immunisations – Sharlene Hodson, Tracey Frost

Child Immunisations – Sharlene Hodson, Tracey Frost

Adult Immunisations – Sharlene Hodson, Tracey Frost, Kimberley Ray, Catherine Hemus

Repeat Contraception Health Checks & Complex Dressings – All nurses

Microsuction – Sharlene Hodson, Martina Chapman

Spirometry – Martina Chapman

Vaccination

The Practice provides a comprehensive vaccination (also known as immunisation) programme for children, teenagers and adults, as recommended by the NHS.

For more information on the types of vaccines available, when they should be given and the benefits and risks please visit the NHS Choices website.

Chronic Disease Management

Diabetes – Sharlene Hodson & Tracey Frost

Asthma – Tracey Frost, Clare Rawlings

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Tracey Frost

Hypertension (Blood Pressure Management) – Tracey Frost, Sharlene Hodson

Diabetes – Sharlene Hodson & Tracey Frost

Asthma – Tracey Frost, Clare Rawlings

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Tracey Frost

Hypertension (Blood Pressure Management) – Tracey Frost, Sharlene Hodson

Nurse Specialists

Minor Illness Clinic – Tracey Frost, Sharlene Hodson, Kimberly Ray, Catherine Hemus

The following ailments can be dealt with in the Minor Illness Clinic

  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Cold & flu
  • Cold sores
  • Shingles
  • Chicken Pox
  • Eczema
  • Sinusitis
  • Urine infection in Adults
  • Thrush in Adults
  • Rash
  • Hayfever –  You do not always need an appointment for hayfever medications.
  • Skin infections – including wound infections and infected toenails
  • Minor injuries
    • minor cuts and grazes
    • sprains & strains
    • minor wound infections
    • minor burns & scalds
    • insect bites
    • minor eye injuries such as scratches, foreign bodies in the eyes
    • nose bleeds

Travel

 

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

It is important a travel questionnaire is completed as early as possible (download it here) – at least 6 weeks before your trip – and handed into reception. You will then be given an appointment with the travel nurse within two weeks. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.