PRACTICE NURSE SERVICE
All of our Practice Nurses are available for a range of duties. They are ably supported by our Healthcare Assistants who can carry out less complex procedures, to free up the time of Doctors and Nurses to conduct more detailed investigations, examinations and procedures. The following document contains a list of all the procedures performed by the Nursing team and an indication of the estimated amount of time required for the procedure. When making an appointment for this, please advise the staff member booking your appointment of any special circumstances so that they are able to book the appropriate period of time (e.g. large number of stitches requiring removal).
The key to staff is as follows: CF (Nurse Carol); MS (Nurse Mandy); SB (Nurse Stacey); BG (Nurse Beverley); AW (Nurse Andrea); MK (Nurse Moira); JB (Nurse Jane).
Nurse and Healthcare Assistant Procedures and Times
If you require a procedure carrying out, that is not on this list, then please speak to a member of staff so that we can query this with a member of the Nursing team.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE PATIENTS WISHING TO BOOK FOR AN EAR SYRINGE:
- Patients under the age of 18 cannot be booked for an ear syringe. If patients under the age of 18 believe they need an ear syringe, please make an appointment to see a GP. This will be for an ear examination, it will not be for an ear syringe - the GP will discuss options during the appointment.
- Patients over 18 must have their ears examined by a Nurse before an ear syringe can take place. This will be booked as a routine, ten minute appointment with the appointment for the procedure being booked for a later date following this examination.
- Patients who wish to apply ear drops to their ears prior to syringing are advised that this must take place for at least ten days prior the the procedure, although we would strongly advise patients to seek advice from a Nurse before carrying out anything to do with their ears.
- Patients are requested to read and complete the following two documents and bring them to your ear examination appointment with the Nurse.
Consent Form for Ear Syringe
Ear Syringe Patient Information Leaflet