In-House INR (Warfarin) Monitoring
We now have a new service to monitor Warfarin levels at the practice. We we will be contacting patients taking Warfarin to offer Warfarin testing at the practice. The lead nurse for this service is Liz Griffin. Clinics are on a Tuesday and Friday morning. Should you wish to enquire about this service please do not hesitate to contact us at the surgery.
Minor Injury Service
We offer a same day service for patients who have had a minor injury. We will fit patients in for minor trauma and wounds on the same day to avoid the need to go to A&E such as:
- Following recent injury of a severity non suitable to simple domestic first aid
- Following recent injury where it is suspected stitches may be required
- Folling blows to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness
- Recent eye injury
- Minor burns or scalds involving broken skin
- Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissues
- Minor trauma to hands, limbs or feet
- Suture (stitch) removal following a visit to A&E or minor operation at the surgery
The problem with "minor illnesses" is that they can make you feel quite ill and miserable. Fortunately most get better without the help of a doctor or nurse.
- Coughs, Cold, Sticky Eyes and Running Noses
- Diarrhoea & Vomiting
- Sore Throat
- Strains & Sprains
Your local pharmacist is a great source of help and advice as is NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk
Make sure you have a good supply of paracetamol or ibuprofen form your pharmacy or supermarket
Most illnesses get better with time and self treatment, but colds can last for 2 weeks
If you need further help with any of the illnesses above, speak to the reception team before making an appointment
Over 65's and Long Term Health Problems
We offer a comprehensive nurse led service for patients with stable long term conditions. This includes advice and monitoring for patients with:
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (Lung) Disease
- Heart Conditions (including stable angina, heart failure and atrial fibrillation)
- Following a stroke (CVA or TIA)
- Influenza and pneumonia immunisation
- Thyroid Disease
- Other illnesses including some neurological, stomach, liver and joint conditions
We also use our community District Nurses and Community Matron to deliver similar services for the genuinely housebound.
Please ensure you have your routine reviews with one of our nurse team. If you or the nurse thinks your condition has deteriorated or you are ill, you will need to see one of the doctors.