Both surgeries have attached practice nurses, full and part time. They normally see patients by appointment, but will consider a 'sit and wait' basis if circumstances permit. The nurses carry out general nursing services including ear syringing, stitch removal, ECGs, taking blood samples, dressings and wound care, treatment of minor accidents, verruca and wart treatments. Holiday vaccinations and advice are available - please contact the surgery at least two months beforehand.
A variety of routine health screening services is offered:
- Diabetic/asthma management
- Blood pressure checks
- Cervical smear tests
- Childhood immunisations
- Weight reduction monitoring
- Family planning advice
- Heart disease prevention
- Well person/new patient/over 75s health checks
|Sister Maureen Fletcher (f)|
Nurse Fletcher trained as a nurse in Salisbury District Hospital, qualifing in 1993 and has worked in various nursing roles, including acute spinal injuries, theatres, general surgery, intensive care & coronarycare prior to becoming a Practice Nurse in 2008.
She is the diabetic lead for the practice, and also supports othe long term conditions including Asthma, COPD, CVD, and leg ulcers. This is in addition to other Practice Nursing roles which include travel immunisation, cervical cytology etc.