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Important Patient Information - as of 13th September the Blood Test Booking Line number will change to 01702 746065 or you can book online by using the hospital website.

AS OF MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017 WE WELCOME OUR NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER TO THE TEAM.  PLEASE SEE THE APPOINTMENTS TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  Please note:The Doctors have instructed our Reception staff to ask all patients why they are coming in for an appointment in order to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional.

Missed appointments during February, March & April 2017: 119 DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS AND 163 NURSES'S APPOINTMENTS that's a total of 282 appointments which were wasted due to people not turning up to booked appointments.

Local NHS changes to how we prescribe over the counter medications for short term illness and minor ailments: please ask your local pharmacist before making an appointment; buy over-the-counter medicines for minor problems and dont forget you can call NHS 111 for health advice 24 hours a day.

We have a new Patient Participation Group area in the waiting room. Please have a look at the information and fill in the form if you would like to join the group ..or you can submit the website form or speak to reception to show your interest the PPG. You will recieve details about meetings, talks and other news from your PPG.

To use Electronic Prescribing (EPS), you need to nominate your chosen Pharmacy to allow us to send your prescriptions electonically. You can nominate your pharmcy to us or via the pharmacy of your choice. Please speak to your local Pharmacist or speak to Reception.

Dont forget you can access your Summary Care Record, make and cancel appointments and order prescriptions using our online service. To register for this please bring photo ID into our reception.

Nurse Practitioners

Gizella Simpson-Hayes (from 3rd July 2017)

Nurse Practitioners are trained specialist nurses.  They have undertaken additional medical education in order to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication.  Nurse practitioners work closely with the doctors and liaise frequently with them about your care.

Gizella can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor in the past.  Her main areas of expertise is in the management of common illnesses and long-term conditions.

Gizella can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required.  She can make referrals to hospital doctors and other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital when necessary.

There are some limits to her responsibilities.  Unfortunately, she is unable legally to sign a sick certificate, so you will still need to see your own GP for this. 

Gizella does not treat children under the age of 2 or expectant mothers, both of whom are always referred to a doctor. 

Nurses

Margaret Lloyd

Shirley Womersley

Leigh O'Shea

 

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Anne Stacey

Colleen Green

 

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.

 
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