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OCTOBER 2018.

The Flu Line is now closed but you can still call the reception to book in

Saturday Flu Clinic dates.

Heckington 20/10/18.

Sleaford 6/10/18 and 10/11/18.

Please note that there are 2 flu vaccines this year and if you are over 65 years of age will be receiving a TRIVALENT VACCINE.

PLEASE help us to help you;

Please be aware that if you are 10 minutes late then you will be asked to re-book or sit and wait so that patients that arrive on time can be seen.

Please be aware that if you do not attend appointments on multiple occasions then you will first receive a letter and then asked to re-register at an alternative practice.

Please be aware that any prescription advice given from a hospital appointment can take 7 days to process but you may also be asked to be seen if the clinician needs to discuss further.

Please be aware that this Practice has not yet signed up to the Electronic Prescription Service so cannot process requests from online pharmacies.

 

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is on TBC.

 

 

We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University.

A warm welcome to Mrs Tracy Laverick our new Data Administrator . She commences in post on 1/10/18.

Mrs Jayne Ball will now be our Practice Co-ordinating Manager. This is a new both exciting and evolving role to link all of our Departments together.

We have been allocated 8 Medical Students this year from Nottingham Medical School and the first two will be with us from 17/7/18.

Miss Eleanor Plews will be with us for 4 weeks from 10/9/18.

Mr Kapilan Siva and Miss Jennifer Sweeting will be with us from 8/10/18 to 2/11/18.

Miss Caitlin Cornish and Mr Max Hollowday will be with us from 5/11/18 to 30/11/18.

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.Any bookings for this service will need to be made after a Clinician appointment initially.

2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station[Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays].Any appointments for this service will need to be made after an initial Clinican[Doctor or Nurse Practitioner]  assessment.

Nurse Practitioners

Our advanced nurse practitioners are registered nurses that have undertaken a specific course of study of at least first degree (Honours) level and who:

  • makes professionally autonomous decisions, for which he or she is accountable
  • receives patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and makes an assessment of their health care needs, based on highly developed nursing knowledge and skills, including skills not usually exercised by nurses, such as physical examination
  • screens patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • makes differential diagnosis using decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • develops with the patient an ongoing nursing care plan for health, with an emphasis on preventative measures
  • orders necessary investigations, and provides treatment  and care both individually, as part of a team, and through referral to other agencies
Nurse Steve Field

Nurse Practitioner Field joined the practice in April 2011. He has plenty of experience having started his Nurse Practitioner life in Out of Hours.

Nurse Kate Hewson (f)

Kate Hewson joined our surgery on 1st September 2015. Kate joined us from the world of out of hours and has brought valuable experience with her.

Nurse Katherine Wilkinson (f)

Katherine is joining us on 31st July 2018 as a Nurse Practitioner. She brings a wealth of experience with her and has recently completed her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Treatment Room Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. In addition they are trained to do ECG's and dressings. They will assist the Doctor in theatre with Minor Surgery.

Nurses

Sister Gwen Murgatroyd (f)

Sister Murgatroyd joined the Practice in April 2017. She currently undertakes all treatment room duties specialising in management of Asthma and COPD.

Sister Miranda Isaac

Sister Isaac joined the Practice in 2016.   She runs the INR clinic and undertakes all treatment room duties

Sister Jemma Sharman (f)

Jemma joined our Practice on 4th January 2017 coming to us from Pilgrim Hospital. She undertakes all treatment room duties, specialising in Diabetes Management and is our training co-ordinator link to Lincoln University. 

Tracy Bray (f)

Tracy works alongside our nursing team providing valuable support. She has been with our team for over 5 years and covers both sites. She has recently completed a course as an Assistant Practitioner.

 
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