Zena Sharp, Joy Simpson, Laura Cremin, Tasha Junor and Tonya are our Nurse Practitioners who can see patients for minor illnesses (except for children under the age of one or pregnant ladies).
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.
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:
Chaddesden Surgery Patients:
|Tuesday||Booking Clinic||12:20 – 3:00pm|
|Wednesday||Routine Clinic||9.20am – 3.40pm|
To contact a midwife between 9.00 – 10.00am any day, telephone 01332 861192.
For emergency contact only, telephone midwifery triage on 01332 785796.
Borrowash Surgery Patients:
|Alternate Tuesdays||Antenatal Booking Clinic||1.00 – 4.00pm|
|Wednesday||Antenatal Clinic||9.00am – 12.30pm|
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.