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Community Midwives

Mrs Lisa Davidson (f)

Midwives work with the doctors to provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first two weeks of life. The midwives hold an antenatal clinic every Thursday led by Lisa Davidson and booking clinics are held on Monday mornings. Post-natal examinations take place at the surgery by appointment.

Community Nurses

The district nurses, led by Sister Sam McLellen, are available to see you in your home and help with dressings, remove stitches, and injections; and advice and care of acute and chronically ill people and the terminally ill. Advice on health promotion matters is also provided. You can contact the district nurse on 0191 2755880

Health Visitors

The health visiting team consists of two health visitors Sharon Jones and Kerry Apedaile, a nursery nurse Lynne and a Staff nurse Michelle Smyth.  They work with every child under the age of 5 and their family to provide advice and information on child development and a range of related matters such as feeding, vaccinations, sleep problems and behaviour problems, for example.

The health visitor holds a well baby clinic every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 2:30pm for weighing, advice and immunisations are carried out at the same time by Sister Joanne Nesbitt and Staff Nurse Danielle Ferraresi.

 

Counsellors

A counsellor is available for patients who feel they would benefit from exploring areas of concern in their lives in more detail after seeing a doctor.

Self referral to the counselling service is an option, you can ask a clinician for details.

Attached Staff

Primary Care Navigator - our PCN attached to our practice is available every Thursday please ask our receptionist for an appointment.

PCN can help with all kinds of things such as:

financial advice (e.g debt or money advice)

Benefits (e.g. completion of forms, appeals

Housing issues (e.g at Housing advice or risk of eviction, or Homelessness)

Social (e.g. isolation and loneliness)

Lifestyle (e.g diet and exercise)

Mobility (e.g falls and frailty)

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