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Anyone attending the surgery must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or accompany someone they care for.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

Receptionists required!  See our Staff Vacancies page for further info...


CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are busy planning for the flu season.

Due to Covid-19 we will be running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our first vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group is scheduled to arrive mid-September and we will commence clinics, primarily on Saturdays, from 26th September.

All clinics will be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book your flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are anticipating a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we must try to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups are invited and vaccinated first.  Please, therefore, do not contact us until you receive an invitation to do so.  We will be sending invitations via email and/or text message to those patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter will be sent via Royal Mail.

Those patients aged 50 to 64 who are included in the new extended flu vaccination programme will be contacted later in the season after the higher risk groups have been vaccinated.

Nurse Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners are Registered General Nurses who have undertaken specialist training to diagnose, prescribe and advise on management for a wide range of medical conditions. 

Nurse Louise Otter

Louise joined the surgery in September 2015 and is our Lead Nurse.

She is highly specialised in Diabetes care.  Louise looks forward to meeting all the diabetic patients and helping them to manage their condition.

 

Mrs Lynn Walworth

RGN, BSc(Hons) and NP

Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are Registered General Nurses who have undertaken specialist training to gain the skills required to deliver a high quality Primary Care service such as ear irrigation, wound management, vaccinations and immunisations, smears and leg ulcer treatments.

Mrs Anne Wesley
Qualifications:-
  • Registered Nurse - Part 2- Enrolled (ENG) - 1987
  • District Enrolled Nurse (DEN) - 1990
  • Registered Nurse - Part 1 (RGN) - 1993
  • General Practice Nursing (GPN) - 2013

Anne joined the practice in 2013 after a 25 year career nursing in the community, where she gained many transferable skills.  She completed a Foundation in Practice Nursing course at Bournemouth University in the same year, which increased her knowledge and skills relating to working in primary care.

Anne provides all treatment room nursing, but has a special interest in wound care; including leg ulcer management.

Ms Linda Johnston (f)

Linda joined the practice in June 2018.

She has many years' experience in practice nursing, school nursing, hospitals and other areas of the nursing profession.

Linda specialises in respiratory care; having both the asthma diploma and training in COPD care & spirometry.

She provides all aspects of our treatment room nursing care; including minor illness & travel consultations.

Healthcare Assistants

Ysanne is our Health Care Assistant who has gained an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. She has also undertaken specialist training such as Smoke Stop Management, Health Promotion and Blood Taking.

Mrs Ysanne Duke

Ysanne is our Health Care Assistant who has gained an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. She has also undertaken specialist training such as Smoke Stop Management, Health Promotion and Blood Taking.

Phlebotomists

June is a qualified Phlebotomist and is very experienced in taking blood from patients with more challenging veins. June has appointments available on Tuesday and Friday mornings which can be booked online when requested by your Doctor or Nurse.

Mrs June Watts

June joined the practice as a phlebotomist in 2008 following her retirement from the hospital Pathology Department as a Biomedical Scientist in haematology, blood transfusion and histopathology.

 
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