DR HEDDA JOYCE
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified and experienced nurses who have undertaken further education to be able to assess, diagnose, treat (including Prescribing) as appropriate and refer to both primary and secondary care colleagues. They work independently alongside the GP's at the Practice.
Practice nurses provide assessment, treatment, screening, health education services and advice to patients.
The practice nurses assist the doctors in the management chronic illness e.g. diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease. They are responsible for the running of the practice clinics including blood pressure, cervical smear, diabetes, asthma, travel immunisation etc. They also review patients on contraception and hormone replacement. Please make an advance appointment to see a nurse.
Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.
Helen is involved in the managing of all aspects of the business to make sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care. Helen supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Our Care Navigators receive, assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way. Provide general assistance to the practice team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors, either in person or via the telephone.
If you have a query about your prescription which cannot be sorted out by the pharmacist, please speak to one of our Prescription Clerks.
The secretaries liaise with hospitals on behalf of you and your doctor. They can help book your appointment at hospital through the Choose and Book Service.
Other attached staff include: Paramedics, Social Prescriber, Dietitian and diabetes specialist nurse, Community Psychiatric Nurse