The role of the practice nurse has changed dramatically in recent times. No longer are practice nurses there simply for dressings and taking blood samples.
Our Nurse Practitioner (Sue Dunn) plays an active role in the diagnosis and management of acute illness and is able to prescribe.
All our nurses are involved with the management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
They also visit the housebound in their role as community matrons with a view to formulating management plans and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.
They are supported by our Healthcare Assistant (Helen Firth).
As more and more of us venture further abroad travel immunisations are increasingly a consideration before our holiday. Our nurses will advise which immunisations you'll need and arrange for you to have these in surgery.
We are a registered Yellow Fever centre.
You can always visit the Fit for Travel web-site for more information.
All our nurses take cervical smears and can give advice on contraception.
The nurses each have a regularly updated Personal Learning Plan and are encouraged to attend training courses relevant to their needs.
Sarah Barker Helen Firth Sue Dunn Clare Adams