Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
BSc Hons, MB ChB (2003 Edinburgh), PhD, MRCGP, DRCOG
MB ChB (1999 Dundee), MRCGP
BSc, MB ChB (2006 Manchester), MRCGP
MB ChB (1983 Aberdeen)
MB ChB (1994 Edinburgh)
Our nurse practitioners are trained to triage requests for urgent and semi-urgent appointments. They can also diagnose and deal with a variety of ailments and can prescribing for those. These include coughs & chest infections, sore throats & tonsillitis or painful swallowing, headaches, nasal congestion, cold/flu symptoms, earache & ear discharge, simple muscle strains including neck/back pain, diarrhoea/vomiting, urinary infections, acute asthma & flares of COPD, skin complaints.
June is our own specialist practice nurse who is able to prescribe and monitor complex patient conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma and COPD.
The Practice has 2 treatment rooms, fully staffed by appropriately trained primary care nurses. They perform a wide range of nursing procedures as well as running clinics for the management of various chronic diseases. They also offer health screening and lifestyle advice.
Two members of our reception team are trained and approved to take blood samples.
Julie is responsible for the management of the practice. She is always happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service offered by the practice.
The team consists of 4 receptionists, 3 fully qualified medical secretaries, 3 data processors and 1 computer operator. Please note the receptionist may need to ask you for some medical details in order to work efficiently in the making of routine and emergency appointments. They deal with all manner of general enquiries and supervise the repeat prescription system. All practice staff work under strict rules of confidentiality.
The practice has a fully qualified team of District Nurses. Their duties include visiting patients in their own homes irrespective of age, giving practical assistance and offering professional advice. Each patient’s needs are assessed and the care/treatment is planned accordingly. District Nursing Sisters are experienced Registered General Nurses with a Certificate or Diploma in District Nursing. The District Nurses can be contacted by telephoning 01333 425656 during normal working hours.
The Practice has 2 Health Visitors plus an additional part-time support. They work largely with families and the under 5s following up health developmental and child care problems. They are also available to visit all members of the community, particularly the elderly and handicapped and have a very important role in health promotion. They are closely involved in Smoking Cessation, Weight Reduction and Infant Vaccinations. Health Visitors can be contacted by telephoning 01333 425656 during normal working hours.
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