Noticeboard

------------------------------ Appointment Attendance

In the month of February 245 patients did not attend their appointment at the surgery. This many missed appointments amounts to over 40 hours of wasted time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it to the surgery, this allows the reception staff to re-book your appointment so somebody else can be seen.

--------------------------------- Cervical Screening

Ladies please check with reception if your smear is due. Every year in the UK, over 3000 women will be diagnosed with cervical  cancer and almost 1000 women will die from the disease.

-------------------------------- Shingles Vaccine

If you are aged 70, 78 or 79 please make an appointment with the practice nurse for your shingles vaccine. vaccination6

 

----------------------------------- Going to university?

If you are between the age of 18 - 24 please check with reception that you have had two doses of MMR before going to university.

-------------------------------- Watch out measles about!

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness. It can be very unpleasant and possibly lead to serious complications, including blindness and even death. We recommend that everyone over 12 months of age has the MMR vaccine. it is never too late to receive it. If you are not sure whether you or your children need the MMR vaccine please talk to your doctor, nurse or health visitor.  

 

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 Debbie  Stephenson, 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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