Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks 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.
Our dispensers are fully qualified and attend regular courses throughout each year to update their knowledge and skills. Annual appraisals are also mandatory and these are undertaken by Drs. Howe and Hendriksz. The team has many years' experience and are happy to help with questions patients may have regarding their medications.
Additional healthcare staff
Our receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and they are the initial contact point for general inquiries from patients. They provide basic information on services and can direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Our receptionists book the majority of routine patient appointments. In addition, they undertake other important administrative tasks such as the appointment diary, processing new registrations and medical records, dealing with general inquiries, taking messages and helping patients whenever possible. They are trained in issues such as of health and safety, equality and diversity, infection control, information governance and confidentiality, they have a wealth of knowledge and information to be tapped into and can guide patients wherever needed. We are in the process of recruiting two part-time receptionists to join the team.