Practice Nurses Service
There is a Practice Nurse or HCA in the surgery Monday-Friday.
A Practice Nurse is available for cervical smears, travel vaccines, blood tests, dressings etc.
They offer advice on family planning, women’s health, men’s health, diet, smoking cessation, healthy living and weight control.
As well as general nursing clinics, the Practice Nurse also hold specialist clinics:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Childhood immunisations
- Leg ulcer treatment
Appointments are always necessary.
Please remember to keep your protection up to date. You should have a booster every 10 years, up to five in total, providing you have had the full initial course. This will then give you life-long protection. Check with the Practice Nurses if you are not sure if you are protected.
Flu is a problem that seems to come around most years. We advise our patients who are over 65 years old and those over 16 with asthma, chest troubles, diabetes and heart disease to be immunised each year in October/November. If you think you need this service, please tell your doctor or one of the Practice Nurses who will advise and arrange this.
We would also advise you to contact our Practice Nurses several weeks in advance of foreign travel so that any necessary vaccinations can be given and completed well before your departure.
We are able to offer confidential advice and help on a variety of contraceptive methods, prescribing the method most suited to you. Appointments can be made either with the Practice Nurse or with your doctor. The practice is “young-person friendly.”
We provide a rapid service for minor surgical procedures, which can be carried out in the practice, thus bypassing waiting lists at the hospital. Your doctor will advise you on any problems or queries you may have relating to this service. We also provide cautery for the treatment of warts and other minor skin problems.
We provide a full child surveillance service with specially trained medical staff and a Health Visitor. Vaccinations can be completed at the surgery. If you have any doubts at all as to whether your children are completely vaccinated please speak to the Practice Nurse, who will check the appropriate records and advise you. Baby Clinics are now held at local children's centre's please ask reception for the details.
Examinations can be completed by the Practice Nurses or if preferred the doctors. The Health Authority operates a computer based recall system and will inform you when your next cervical examination is due. However, please phone to make an appointment. It is very important that you have a smear every 4 years.