Practice Nurse Appointments
Our Practice Nurses are qualified nurses who have taken additional training in various fields of medicine to help the practice deliver a high standard of care to our patients. Our two nurses are both equally skilled for most of their job roles, but each has specialised in additional fields (Jane Williams in respiratory and diabetes, Jayne Fountain in minor illness). The nurses are taking on more and more of the care previously and traditionally carried out by doctors. Their roles are therefore expanding and their appointments ever more precious.
In order to free up the qualified nurses to take on this skilled work, we have employed trained staff in phlebotomy (blood taking), including monitoring of patients on warfarin. We also have a Health Care Assistant who assists the nurses by doing blood tests, blood pressures, ECG's, B12 injections and some annual reviews among other things. When booking appointments for these things, our reception staff will make the appointments with our phlebotomist and HCA except in urgent very unusual circumstances.