Due to an increased workload it may not be possible to always see your usual GP for appointments.
We will try to enable people to book in advance with a named GP, however there can be a wait for a named GP of up to a few weeks. If you are unable to wait for a named GP we have asked the reception staff to offer you the choice of waiting to see your named GP or to see another GP in the practice.
We can only accept patients booking one appointment in advance with a GP.
If you need to see a GP urgently, we have a limited number of on-the-day appointments available. We cannot guarantee who you will be seen by - this may be by a GP or our experienced advanced nurse practitioner. On occasion it may be necessary for one of the duty team to call you back for more details to establish the nature of your problem and to ensure you are allocated an appointment in a suitable time-frame.
|Ms Lorraine Matheson (f)|
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Advance Nurse Practitioner :
Advanced nurse practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They have undertaken additional educational and practical training to be able to assess, diagnose, examine and safely treat and manage both acute and chronic conditions.
The nurse practitioner can prescribe medication for most conditions and ailments, order appropriate investigations such as blood tests/ECG etc, and can refer patients onto secondary and specialist care.
They may also refer you for GP review and follow up following consultation.
The nurse practitioner currently has on the day appointments available at the surgery for acute episodes of illness and can also carry out home visits.
Please note is unable to provide fit notes or provide care for pregnant patients.
|Mrs Rita Hands (f)|
Rita works every Thursday and alternate Mondays. There is an early morning clinic every Thursday from 7.30am.
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.
|Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.|
|Mrs Catherine Rait (f)|
Catherine works every morning from 9am-12.30pm.
She does our blood tests, ear syringing, ECG's and Flu vaccinations.