The Health CentreTel: 01594 820820
Ruardean SurgeryTel: 01594 542225
MBBS MRCP(UK) Registered 1988 (London)
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. Our treatment room is open daily for dressings, removal of sutures, injections, ear syringing, vaccinations etc, by appointment only. Nurses provide care for chronic conditions including coronary heart disease, asthma and diabetes.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, ECG's, check weight, do respiratory checks, help patients who wish to stop smoking and provide assistance in monitoring patients with chronic illnesses. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one. We provide in-house INR testing.
Our practice manager has overall responsibility for the running of the practice.
Head of Patient Services Our head of patient services works with the practice team to maintain a high level of service throughout the practice for our patients, and will deputise for the practice manager. This person wants your feedback, ideas and concerns.
Our administrators liaise with hospitals and other organisations to arrange appointments and to receive and provide medical information. Administrators are responsible for registration, immunisations and cytology; they ensure your medical records are kept up-to-date and that you are invited to the practice if you need a review.
Receptionists are your first point of contact and welcome. They will assist you with appointment bookings, will provide you with information and are able to advise regarding care you need with our practice, but may need to ask some detailed questions in order to do this effectively. All information is treated as strictly confidential. Our receptionists also have varying administrative duties.
The midwives run antenatal clinics in conjunction with the doctors to provide complete antenatal care, thus reducing the number of visits to the hospital. After delivery they visit daily to check that all is well with both the mother and the baby and can offer advice and guidance on breast-feeding and the general well-being and care of the baby.
The community nurses work closely with the doctors and provide care for patients in thier homes when they are too ill to atttend surgery. Their special training and experience makes them experts in community care.
The services provided include: caring for the acutely ill, long term support and care of the chronically sick or disabled, caring for people with terminal illnesses, providing equipment for home nursing care, support advice and training for carers, wound and leg ulcer care, advice and management or urinary and bowel problems and carrying out treatments requested by your doctor such as ear syringing, immunisations, blood tests, blood pressure checks etc.
If you have a query and are house bound, you can arrange a community nurse visit by telephoning the Health Centre on (01594) 598000. The out-of-hours' team can be contacted on (0300) 421 0555 evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
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