The Practice has several District Nurses attached to provide treatment and advice to patients at home, particularly following discharge from hospital. They always liaise and work closely with the doctors.
Nicky Parker is our midwife. A midwife is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training to provide and promote normal midwifery. They help you to prepare you for motherhood and promote good health for yourself and your baby by advising on the effects of drinking, smoking and a good diet whilst you are pregnant. The midwife guides you through your pregnancy and endeavours to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary. When you are pregnant you can make an appointment to see her through reception. Nicky is with us every Monday.
Charlotte Rowley is our social prescriber and once a fortnight on a Thursday. You can make an appointment with her by phoning reception.
IRIS SUPPORT- DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS
Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.
The IRIS service is for all GP patients both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.
Please phone us to speak to a GP or Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.
You can also self-refer by ringing the IRIS office. Phone 0808 800 0028 (or Text Service: 18001 0808 800 0028 for deaf/ hearing impaired)