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Nurse Practitioners

If you contact the surgery and request a same day appointment, your appointment needs will be assessed by the receptionist asking questions about your symptoms. You may be offered an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner.

The Nurse Practitioner has completed extensive specialist training in diagnosis, examination, disease management and prescribing to enableher to see and treat patients. If you require an appointment for any of the following; sore throats, ear infections, conjunctivitis, asthma, chest infection, urine infections, vaginal infections, rashes or other common ailments, you can be seen by one of our Nurse Practitioner.

  • Teresa Forward RGN, Nurse Practitioner
  • Amanda Gray RGN, Nurse Practitioner

 

Primary Care Practitioner

Steve Parry is our primary care practitioner is a fully qualified specialist paramedic who is able to use to assess patients both in the community and in surgery.  The Primary Care Practitioner’s prinicipal role is to assist GPs with home visit requests to housebound patients with acute conditions, while referring to the patient’s own GP or the duty doctor if necessary.  He can also see patients who require a same day acute appointment and will refer to a GP if necessary.

 

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses & Health Care Assistants

The nurse team consists of:

  • Lyndsay Stone RN (Nurse Manager)
  • Chris Howes RN (Long term condition nurse manager)
  • Gill Robinson RN
  • Jodie Binding RN
  • Anna Larsen RN
  • Whitney Rogers - Health Care Assistant
  • Alice Jones – Health Care Assistant
  • Helen Whitehead –  Health Care Assistant

Morning and afternoon surgeries are held by appointment. The nurses carry out a full range of treatments including, amongst other things, the dressing of wounds, treating injuries, immunisations, holiday injections and advice, and a variety of other treatments.

In addition, they run special clinics for diabetes, asthma and travel advice.

Phlebotomy

The practice has a phlebotomist who is available, by appointment, to take blood samples, blood pressure readings and a range of other tests at the doctors’ request.  Our Phlebotomist also carries out NHS Health Checks.

  • Jackie Trump – Phlebotomist

 

Practice Management

The Practice Manager - Mrs Lisa Wallis

 

Community Midwives

The community midwife team carries out consultations in the surgery three times a week, by appointment and is employed by Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust.

If you think you are in labour phone the labour ward on: 01823 342059.

A dietician, and a physiothery team are available at the surgery after referral from your doctor.

Our receptionists, clerical and management staff are here to help you and give you as much information as they can.

 

Community Nurses

A community nurse team, employed by Somerset Partnership NHS Trust , is based at Park Gate House. The team can be contacted by ringing their office (0300 3230026).

 

Health Visiting Team

The Health Visitors who are employed by the Somerset Partnership NHS Trust have an office in the health centre where they can usually be contacted to give advice on health care for parents with children aged five and under.

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