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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. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Ms. Suzanne Cox - Practice Manager
Mrs. Jane Harley - Assistant Practice Manager
Mrs Melanie Gittoes - Reception Supervisor
Ms Bridgett Rowberry - Receptionist
Mrs Phillippa Thomas - Receptionist
Miss Samantha Hart - Receptionist
Miss Jasmine Savory-Hughes - Receptionist
Miss Tegan Harley - Receptionist
Mr. George Rickards - Data & IT Administrator
Ms. Rachel Gray - Administration Assistant
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Mrs Samantha Price - Weobley
Mrs Annie Powles - Staunton
Our Medical Secretaries provide a secretarial service to our GPs including the arranging of admissions, appointments at hospital and/or other providers and providing invoices for any non-NHS work.
Our midwives hold regular clinics at both surgeries and also make home visits to provide antenatal and postnatal care. They work with the GPs to give advice about the routine tests and services which will be offered to you. Please ask at reception if you need a telephone number to contact a midwife. We do not print them in our leaflet because they work with mobile phones and they often change.
Our community nurses (district nurses) are based at Kington Hospital. They give care at home for acute or chronic illnesses and after discharge from hospital. They can also organise and provide mobility aids and nursing equipment for carers and patients. Some of this equipment has been provided by patient donations to the Surgery Equipment Fund and can be lent to patients.
To contact the community nurses please ring 01544 230010.
Our health visitor will offer help and advice on under 5’s and general child development. She sees patients by appointment in their homes and in the surgeries.
To contact the health visitor please ring 01544 232502.
Casey Ord is our Social Prescriber.
The social prescribing link worker role has emerged over the past few years and has mainly been pioneered by voluntary sector organisations, working in partnership with GP practices and other referral agencies. Link workers are employed in non-clinical roles. They are recruited for their listening skills, empathy and ability to support people.
Social prescribing link workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting people to unpick complex issues affecting their wellbeing. They enable people to have more control over their lives, develop skills and give their time to others, through involvement in community groups. Link workers visit people in their homes, where needed.
Social prescribing particularly works for a wide range of people, including people:
Casey can assist:
If you feel that Casey may well be able to help you, please discuss this with your GP or the Practice Manager.
Mrs Claire Rushton - Dispensary Manager
Mrs Gill Gane - Dispenser
Mrs Jackie Burdett - Dispenser
Mrs Sandra Owens - Dispenser
Mrs Gill Whittall - Dispenser
Mrs Monika Stys - Dispenser
Mrs Paula Williams - Dispenser
Mrs. Charlotte Davies - Dispensary Assistant
Mrs. Samantha Thompson - Dispensary Assistant
Miss Shannon Hill - Dispensary Assistant
The range of duties is broad and varies depending on the post, but includes dispensing prescriptions, using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels, helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock level, receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere, answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence, responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of the GPs.