Primary Care Nurses work alongside the duty doctor of the day as part of the Duty Team. Patients requesting emergency appointments are assessed by a member of the Duty Team and offered either telephone advice or an appropriate appointment. Many emergency appointments are with one of the Primary Care Nurses who are trained to deal with minor illnesses and can obtain appropriate prescriptions for their patients. Three of our Primary Care Nurses are Nurse Prescribers and can generate and sign their own prescriptions.
Julie Hill and Julie Allsop are our practice nurses and are available for consultation by appointment Monday to Friday. They can help with dressings, injections, ear syringing, blood tests, blood pressure checks, urine testing and cervical smears. In addition they also run several clinics including child immunisations and travel clinics.
Our chronic disease management nurses are Di Shipp, Lynne Jones, Cathy Warner and Tim Farmer. Di and Lynne run the diabetic clinics. Di also runs the coronary heart disease clinic and the respiratory clinic. Tim looks after our hypertensive patients and Cathy runs the asthma clinic.
Penny and Julie offer family planning appointments and are available to discuss issues relating to family planning and sexual health.