Our Practice Nurses specialise in managing long term conditions 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 and 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 and routine telephone consultations may be booked at reception. Routine appointments may have up to a 4 week wait, but the Practice Nurses have urgent appointments and telephone consultations available that can be accessed via the GP telephone triage service.
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, NHS health checks and many of the blood pressure reviews.