Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are experienced clinicians who are trained to an advanced level. They provide another level of clinician together with the GPs and the Practice Nurses within the Practice. ANPs are able to assess, investigate, diagnose and treat patients suffering from various illnesses or injuries. They are also Independent Prescribers.
ANPs do not undertake routine practice nursing duties, such as ear syringing, injections, child health checks and routine chronic disease management. They do not routinely see patients whose chronic condition is being managed by one of the GPs unless the patient needs to be seen urgently. They are not able to issue sick notes due to legal reasons or repeat prescriptions.
Patients with Asthma should make an appointment for their annual review. You may think your condition is well controlled, but we may be able to make you feel even better!
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with the respiratory nurse.
This is for patients who are due an Annual Asthma Review.
The GP will provide a post natal check for the mother and an 8 week check for the baby which will include the Practice Nurse doing the baby’s first immunisations, recording the weight and measuring their height and head circumference.
Following the 8 week check with the GP and Practice Nurse, a copy of the relevant information (from the child’s red book) is passed to the Health Visitors and Child Health Department at South Staffordshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust who then take over the arrangements for the remaining checks and immunisations.
It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
All patients who have a history of Coronary Heart Disease or Angina will be invited to attend an annual assessment with one of our Practice Nurses.
In addition to recording vital medical statistics, comprehensive advice will be given on lifestyle and support offered to patients enabling them to live an ordinary life as possible.
Routine smears are offered every 3 years, usually by the nurse. Recall reminders are issued by the primary care trust.
All children under five years of age are encouraged to have the recommended immunisations. Appointments for clinics, held weekly at each surgery, are sent out routinely.
Please let us know if your child's appointment is inconvenient.
The practice can refer patients to other staff who work in the community for further assessment and treatment, these include: Health visitor, District Nurses, Mental Health Team, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language.
This is for monitoring and the follow up of diabetic patients.
Advice is available for over weight patients, patients requiring low fat diets and for general advice about healthy eating.
Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections, caps and coils, or implants.
Emergency contraception is also part of the service.
Please make an appointment with the nurse for routine checks and follow ups.
We offer full antenatal and postnatal care in cooperation with the midwife and hospital. Your Health Visitor attends the clinics to give help and advice.
Please see Non NHS Medical Services.
Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.
Practice nurses work at both our surgeries. They are available throughout the week. They undertake routine procedures for us including:
- Regular review of long term conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure
- Immunisations, for example Tetanus, Influenza (Flu)
- Travel Advice
- Skin Problems
- Smoking Cessation
- Contraceptive Advice
- Cervical Smears
- Minor Injuries
- Wound Management and Removal of Stitches
- Other procedures which your Doctor may arrange
Please ask the receptionist for the most appropriate nurse when you make your appointment as not all of our nurses provide all services.
Please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse. If you are a new patient to the Practice, please arrange to have a check-up as soon as possible, as your medical records may be delayed in arriving from your previous Doctor.
Help with smoking cessation includes one to one consultations over an average period of twelve weeks. During this time, you will receive advice and support from one of our experienced practice nurses as well as undergoing nicotine replacement therapy.
Please also complete our online Smoking Status form.
Our Practice Nurse is available for travel advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel.
Please note the above clinic times may occasionally vary and we therefore advise you to check with Reception.
A nurse run clinic for people aged 35 to 75 years with advice on general health matters and a basic health check. You can book for this clinic at reception.