Other Healthcare Team
We work collaboratively with Community Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Midwives and others to achieve individual plans for our patients' care.
To help you decide who is the most appropriate member of our team for you to see, please click on the link below.
First Contact Practitioners
These are staff members who are trained to a very high standard in Minor Illness, they are usually available to advise you for minor illness or more acute problems. All our first contact practitioners can prescribe medication. You will be offered an appointment for these practitioners if you want an appointment on the day.
Our highly trained practice nurses are available to give advice about health problems and prevention of illness. Each nurse has a particular field of expertise including epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and chronic lung disease. They also provide many other medical services, well woman/man appointments, family planning, ear care, medication reviews and anticoagulation clinics.
Health Care Assistants
You will see our health care assistants as part of your diabetes/heart disease review, blood pressure monitoring, urine testing, blood tests, dietary advice, spirometry, new patient interviews, health and health education.
Family Planning & Emergency Contraception
All doctors offer comprehensive advice about family planning and all types of contraception including emergency contraception (the morning after pill). Alternatively, emergency contraception, coil fitting and contraceptive implants are available from the Central Health Clinic. We can do coil (IUD) checks at the surgery but we do not fit coils.
Ante-Natal & Post-Natal Clinic
Please make an appointment to see the Practice midwife once pregnancy is confirmed. A midwife is available for appointments at a weekly ante natal clinic to monitor your pregnancy. A Baby and Child health clinic operates for well babies to be seen by the health visitor, and our practice nurse for advice on development, discussion of any worries and for immunisations.