Jayne Horwich and Zena Sharp are our Nurse Practitioners who can see patients for minor illnesses (except for children under the age of one or pregnant ladies).
Nurse Practitioner Leaflet.pdf
The practice nurses are based in the surgeries and wear dark blue uniforms. They are a multi-skilled team, who either work alone or alongside the GPs. They assess health needs in surgery, provide health education, nurse triage, and look after patients with chronic diseases eg diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and offer a range of treatment services, eg holiday vaccinations, children's immunisations, dressings and cervical smears.
The nurses also see people for contraceptive advice, menopausal problems/advice and general well man/well woman checks. Patients need to make an appointment to see the practice nurse but can see the nurse directly without seeing the doctor first.
The practice also employs healthcare assistants (who wear blue uniforms) and Blood Takers (who wear light blue uniforms). Healthcare assistants help the doctors and nurses with smears and other procedures. Blood Takers (Phlebotomists) take blood samples, but are also trained to take blood pressure readings and ECGs.
Health Care Assistant (HCA).pdf A Blood Taker.pdf
The district nursing team is a multi-skilled group of nurses able to carry out nursing care in the patient's own home. They are able to assess health needs and provide care and advice. The aim of the nursing team is to try and enhance the patient's quality of life and to help them maintain their independence within the community. The district nurses may be contacted via the surgeries or the district nursing office on Derby (01332) 258200.
Our two attached midwives provide care to ladies contemplating pregnancy, as well as throughout pregnancy and postnatally. Their schedule is as follows:
To contact a midwife between 9.00 - 10.00am any day, telephone 01332 861192.
For emergency contact only, telephone midwifery triage on 01332 785796.
Please contact reception for details of parentcraft sessions. To contact a midwife non-urgently 9.00 - 10.00am, telephone 0115 855 4060.
Health visitors are qualified nurses who have further specialist training in health promotion and education. Within the team there is a part-time nursery nurse who has specific skills in child care and management. The aim of the service is to identify and meet the needs of the local population served. The health visitors may be contacted by telephone: Chaddesden (01332) 288774, Borrowash (01332) 888109 or Derwent (01332) 288760.
The practice currently provides the following services:
Family Planning - Please make an appointment to discuss with the doctor, nurse practitioner or nurse. We can offer all methods including emergency contraception, implanon and coil fitting.
Adult Health Checks
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Blood Pressure Clinic
Child Health Surveillance - All new babies are offered a health check at six to eight weeks.
Chronic Heart Disease Management
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Spirometry Clinic
Heart Failure Clinic
Travel Clinic - Our nurses will give advice on keeping healthy when travelling and can give any necessary immunisations.
Well Person Clinic
NHS Health Checks
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia.The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family.
Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
For more information, please view the attached leaflet and poster
NHS Health Check Leaflet.pdf
NHS Health Check Poster.pdf
All patients who are sexually active and who wish to avoid pregnancy should be using contraception. Women continue to need protection until at least a year after the menopause. All methods are available free of charge including free condoms. The doctors and practice nurses are always happy to discuss contraception and sexual health. Young people can be assured of absolute confidentiality and we are especially keen to give advice to this group of patients.
To make an appointment please telephone or call at reception and arrange to see a doctor or nurse. Emergency contraception is always available from us if you have had sex without contraception or suspect failure of your existing methods. Tablets can be started up to 72 hours after sex or, in suitable persons, a coil can be fitted up to five days later.
The practice counsellors are available to see people who are experiencing emotional difficulties eg feeling depressed or anxious, or who have had distressing life events such as relationship problems or bereavement, which they are finding hard to cope with.
The first appointment with the counsellor allows you to explore together what help you require and how this can best be achieved.
To see the counsellor please make an appointment with one of the doctors.
For more information relating to the counselling services please visit Trent Psychological Therapies Services (Trent PTS) website www.trentpts.co.uk Telephone: 01332 265659 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.
These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form or Reception will be happy to give you a form. Once completed and returned to the Surgery please allow 2 weeks before telephoning Reception to see if you require vaccinations/travel advice
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful website has been created by European Commission Service. The website provides information on the EU - includes FAQs, email and telephone queries. To visit please click:- http://europa.eu/europedirect/index_en.htm
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