Our Health Care Assistant Sarah recently completed her Bolton Care Certificate, well done Sarah. Here she is being presented with her award.
|Mrs Julie Taylor (f)|
A new service to make it easier for our patients to access advice and treatment as quickly as possible for minor and acute problems.
Advanced Practitioners are experienced nurses who, through further education and specialist training have developed their skills and knowledge in order to offer extended services to patients. Julie's role is to compliment the role of the GP's. Julie is an Independent Nurse Prescriber which means she is able to sign her own prescriptions.
Advanced Practitioners have advanced skills to take a health history, examine, diagnose, treat and if necessary refer patients to hospital. You may be asked to attend the surgery to see Julie our Advanced Practitioner who works alongside the GP's. If she feels you need to see the GP, they will arrange for you to be seen.
Julie works Monday to Friday from 9am and can see and treat conditions such as:
- Coughs and colds
- flu like symptoms
- blocked ears
- sore throats
- red eye
- aches and pains
- skin rashes
- athletes foot
- skin infections
- water infections, urinary symptoms such as cystitis and blood in urine
- chest infections
- exacerabation of COPD
- rasied blood pressure
- diarrhoea and vomiting
please note this is simply an indicative sample of the most common conditions this list is not exhaustive.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, injections, travel vaccinations, immunisations,weight management smoking cessation, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks Ecg, 24hr blood pressure monitoring 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.
|Ms Samantha Wheatley|
|Miss Lisa Crompton (f)|
|Mrs Sarah Watkins (f)|
Our Healthcare Assistant supports our Practice Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. The Healthcare Assistant may also perform some reviews for chronic diseases.