The practice has four phlebotomists; they take bloods for testing and blood pressure readings .
They will only be able to take bloods if the doctor or hospital have requested it.
We are unable to perform blood tests at the request of patients without a clinical reason to do so.
Our healthcare assistant is Jill. They are available by appointment for blood tests, quit smoking advice, ECGs and much more – our receptionist can advise you if you are not sure who to make your appointment with.
Marie is also our care co-ordinator and looks after the patients who are most at risk of hospital admission.
Marie Connolly (f)
Marie is our well-being co-ordinator/social prescriber.
She looks after frail and socially isolated patients in the community and can help patients to access voluntary services; social care and other services to prevent loneliness, and hospital admission in the elderly and frail.
The community midwife works with the doctors to provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby in the first 28 days of life.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women.
Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The health centre houses a team of community staff which includes community matrons, community nurses, speech therapists, podiatrists (chiropody), some mental health therapy services, and the community musculoskeletal services (physiotherapy) – for information about these services you can telephone the community administration on 0113 8433350.