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We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 15th July 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

From Monday 15th June 2020, patients who are attending the surgery will require to wear a face mask. We would ask that you ensure you have your own mask before entering the surgery, as we are unable to provide face masks to our patients 

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 don't 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 electronically. You can nominate your pharmacy to us or via the pharmacy of your choice. Please speak to your local Pharmacist or speak to Reception.

Easter is just around the corner and the Practice will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Please ensure you have enough medication to last you through the bank holiday period by making your repeat requests in advance

Nurse Practitioners

Gizella Simpson-Hayes

Margaret Lloyd

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.

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

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

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

Our Nurse Practitioners 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

Nicola Ray

 

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

Allyson McKinnon 

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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