Our Practice Nurse team can be seen by appointment, and give advice on healthy lifestyle (e.g. smoking, diet and exercise), wound care, immunisation and travel vaccinations as well as some minor ailments such as cuts and bruises, minor infections and skin complaints. They provide on-going support and management of long-term health problems including asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Our healthcare assistant team also deal with many other aspects of patient care including monitoring the quality of care that patients receive. To ensure patients with long-term conditions remain stable, one of this team may write to you inviting you to make an appointment for a routine check. Please respond to these letters, as regular monitoring is essential to ensure you get the best care possible.