A number of community nurses and health visitors employed by the local NHS Trust are attached to the practice.
Community nurses care for patients and their families who are either too ill to attend the surgery for treatment, or who are frail or in some way infirm.
They work collaboratively with other agencies including social services, who will provide personal care (meals on wheels etc), occupational therapists, the palliative care team or any other specialist service.
The district nurses provide a seven day service, providing care from 8.30am - 4.30pm and are contactable by telephoning the surgery. An emergency evening service is also provided between 7.00pm - 11.00pm and this is contactable via the out-of-hours service.
Part of the role of the district nurses is to partake in education and this will involve student nurse training and specialist practice degree training.
To see a district nurse, telephone reception for an appointment.
Viv Wills, Dawn Coles & Rachael Wells
The health visitors work with the doctors at the practice and are especially involved in the healthcare of infants and children. They can offer advice on feeding, sleep management, bed wetting etc. All team members are qualified nurses with specialist training in family health and child development. Their primary responsibility is for the promotion of good health and prevention of ill health. The health visitors are contactable by telephoning the surgeries.
Childhood immunisation and vaccinations are also performed at dedicated clinics. Ask our practice nurses for details.
The Midwives provide antenatal care by appointment at the surgery. They organise parenthood relaxation classes and visit new mothers at home in the early days following delivery.