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Shingles Vaccine    Please consider a Shingles vaccination if you are 70-73 and your birthday is between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1946, or 78-79 with your birthday 2 September 1936 - 1 September 1938, ask at Reception for further information.

Nurses

Ms Hazel Shaw (f)

Practice Nurse - provides nursing care for Long Term Conditions, ear syringing, dressings, adult vaccinations and immunisations, cervical smears, pill checks and health promotion. These all being as instructed by the doctor.

Hazel is the practice Infection Control Lead.

Hazel works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Ms Sara Black (f)

RGN BSc Hons, RGN

Practice Nurse/Nurse Treatment Room - provides nursing attention for dressings, vaccinations and immunisations, cervical smears, pill checks and health promotion. These all being as instructed by the doctor.

Sara works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The practice nurses offer advice and screening to patients on health promotion. They see patients with minor injuries, minor illnesses, run child vaccination clinics; provide cervical smears, travel vaccinations, contraceptive injections and offer reviews for patients with long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, as well as a number of other services.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Caroline Valentine (f)

Caroline assists the nursing team by undertaking simple procedures eg venepuncture (blood tests), blood pressure checks, ECGs, pre diabetic appointment checks etc following strict protocols.  We also provide a service for taking blood tests so that on the majority of occasions the patient can have their blood test done very shortly after seeing a doctor, negating the need to return another day for a further appointment.

Caroline works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Our HCA's work with the practice nurses. Their duties include taking bloods, well man and well woman checks, NHS Health Checks, blood pressures, suture removal and dressings, smoking cessation advisor, diet advice and Flu, B12 and Pneumonia vaccinations. They also do home visits to assist the nurses with annual reviews of housebound patients with chronic diseases and assist GPs in minor surgery and other procedures.

Phlebotomists

A phlebotomist performs blood tests and may be training to perform some of the other tasks carried out by healthcare assistants.

Mrs Heather Ainger (f)
 
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