Mrs Helen Fox
The practice manager has a small management team to help with the smooth running of the practice.
Our clinical practitioners are part of our clinical team. They have received extensive clinical training and work in a very similar way to our doctors and can see/treat a whole list of minor ailments and prescribe accordingly. Please ask at reception for full details.
The role of the practice nurse has expanded greatly in recent years. In addition to traditional nursing duties our nursing staff are trained in health education, disease prevention and management of chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes. An increasing part of your routine healthcare will be provided by the practice nurses.
Health Care Support Workers
The role of the health care worker is to support the nursing team and they are responsible for your general health maintenance checks including blood pressure, height and weight. They also complete new patient medicals, ECGs and give dietary advice when needed. They can also give smoking cessation advice.They can also give smoking cessation advice.
Our team of receptionists have a very demanding job. Please be patient if you are kept waiting or appear to be asked some apparently irritating questions. As you will hear in the pre-recorded message, when ringing for an appointment our reception team are instructed to ask for a brief reason as to why you require an appointment. This is so we are able to ensure all problems are dealt with by the most appropriate Clinician or signposted to an appropriate service.
We have a team of medical secretaries who deal with the doctors' referral letters to hospitals and liaise with hospital staff regarding queries for appointments, Admission dates etc. If you have any queries about your referral to hospital they will be pleased to help. If you change address please make sure that you inform us and the hospital if you are waiting for an appointment.
The district nurses care for patients in their own homes, advising on nursing problems and self care, and showing carers how to cope in their absence. Duties range from injections and dressings to caring for the terminally ill.
The health visitor is involved in teaching everyone in the family about healthy living, starting with the mother and her new baby. He or she contributes to the growth of a healthy child and is able to recognise the needs of families in cases where people perhaps may not be fully aware of health risks.
The community midwife is involved in providing care for a mother before delivery and until the new baby is two weeks old. If you have a positive pregnancy test, you can self refer directly to the midwife by contacting the hospital of your choice via phone.
Community Psychiatric Nurse
The community psychiatric nurse offers help in the community to patients with mental health problems.