Our reception team are trained to do a difficult and demanding job.
Please give them as much information as you can in order to help them to help you; they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses and anything you tell them will be treated in absolute confidence.
In their work they are following the instructions of the doctors and procedures and protocols laid down by the practice.
|Julie Porteous is the Midwife based in the Practice. She holds a weekly ante-natal clinic together with a doctor for regular review of ante natal and post natal patients.|
|The District Nursing Team for the area is based at Birley Health Centre. The Team comprises; Team Leader – (position vacant) , Staff Nurses - Sylvia Hutton, Wendy McPherson, Louise Pledger, Nicola Tinkham & Paula Wallace, plus Support Worker - Geraldine Goodwin. They provide general nursing care, treatment & advice on wound dressing, disability aid, incontinence aids and other nursing services to housebound patients. Advice and referrals can be made by telephoning 271 6422, or by facsimile on 2511266.|
|The Health Visiting Team for the area is based at Birley Health Centre. The Team comprises of Glynis Collier, Helen Peel, Amanda Beaumont & Joy King. They are registered Nurses who have undertaken further training in health promotion, child health and health visiting. Their work is concerned with promoting Family Health in the Community and can be contacted on 2483815.|
Health Visitors are able to offer advice to anyone, but work particularly with pregnant women, the under fives, the elderly and those with special needs. They can be contacted Monday to Friday on 2483815, but as they work in the community, please be prepared to leave a contact number on their answerphone. In addition the health visitors are available to give advice to mothers in well baby clinic in the surgery.
We have two Physiotherapists who visit the Practice to carry out a clinic. This is a limited service and patients are referred to them by the GPs and are then seen by appointment.
The Podiatry Service offers a limited service mainly to Patients with Diabetes and severe circulatory problems. Referrals are through the GPs.
There is a small team of counsellors working within the Practice. Referral to this Counselling Service is through the GPs