Our Practice Nurses specialise in chronic disease management and run clinics to cover diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure and other heart conditions, stroke, asthma and COPD. They are experienced in prevention advice, cardiovascular risk assessment, diagnosis and management of these conditions. Patients recorded as having these conditions will be called in regularly for a review, but anyone can book an appointment if they have concerns or would like advice in any of these areas.
Practice Nurse appointments may be booked at reception. Routine appointments may have up to a 4 week wait, but the Practice Nurses run a walk-in service Monday-Friday 9.30-11am, when more urgent issues can be dealt with. Also, there is always a nurse available for telephone advice Monday-Friday 9-9.30 – please ask reception for a telephone consultation.
The Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are an integral part of the team, carrying out many of the blood and urine tests required for monitoring of long term conditions. They do the new patient checks and many of the blood pressure reviews. They also have appointments available for weight monitoring and stop smoking advice. Additionally, Connie is trained in performing spirometry tests.