Nursing, District Nursing and Health Visiting Services
Our Practice Nurses run minor illness clinics, where they are able to see patients with the following problems and offer a prescription, where necessary:
- Coughs & colds
- Sore throats
- Diarrhoea and vomitting
The Practice Nurses also regularly review all patients with asthma, diabetes and heart disease and may also be consulted for dressings, stitch removal, ear syringing, baby immunisations, travel vaccination and advice and health promotion clinics.
During the winter months flu injections are offered to those who have asthma or diabetes, chest or heart problems, or are over 65 years of age. If you are over 75 years old and have not been seen in the last year, or between 16 & 75 years, and have not been seen within three years, you may request a consultation for a routine health check with the nurse.
Health Care Assistants
The Health Care Assistants are available to take blood, and blood pressure readings and carry out new patient health checks.
The District Nurses are attached to the practice and provide care to patients, especially the elderly, who are confined to their home and need nursing care. Your doctor will arrange for this service to be provided, when necessary.
Health Visitors usually become involved with families during the late antenatal period or first four weeks of baby’s life. They advise on health care of expectant mothers, babies and young children (including child health, breastfeeding, immunisation and post-natal depression); also of the elderly and disabled.
You can contact the Health Visitors on (01244) 398010