The practice nurses are employed by the doctors and run asthma, COPD, and smear clinics as well as a diet and weight advice clinics, new patient checks and NHS health checks — all by appointment.
Facilities are available for wound dressing, removal of stitches, ear syringing, blood and urine tests, cardiograms, spirometry and advice on continence problems.
The district nurses are employed by First Community Health & Care and work with the doctors in the community by providing all nursing needs in the home.
There are health visitors attached to the practice. In addition to being able to advise you on health issues in general, they also organise antenatal and postnatal classes, parentcraft, and developmental checks on toddlers and pre-school children.