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The need to protect patients and staff from Covid-19 (coronavirus) is as important as ever and is a top priority for the practice; particularly as we head into winter.

In addition, the amount of patient requests coming in remains significant. We continue to encourage patients to seek help for their ailments but also ask that patients consider whether the practice is the most appropriate point of care. Before you submit a request do remember that you can order your repeat prescriptions directly through patient access, can get NHS support and advice online to undertake self-help, and for minor illnesses and ailments your local pharmacy team are trained clinical professionals who can provide free advice on the best treatment. If you are ever unsure about where to obtain help, visit 111 online for guidance.   

When accessing the surgery, please remember that we are doing things differently to keep you safe, while making sure that you have access to the care you need. If you have a booked face to face appointment at the practice please ring on the door bell so we can meet and greet you (the door will be closed). This is so we can ensure precautions are taken for you and the healthcare teams safety; and so you can socially distance within the waiting room.

To submit a request or query, we encourage our patients to use our online consultation platform by  clicking on the askmyGP link below. However, if patients would rather call the practice please be prepared to tell our healthcare team about your symptoms or concerns. We will respond in a number of ways, either by online message, by phone, or by video call and we may ask you to come into the surgery. We can assure you that we are dealing with all requests in a safe and timely manner. If you are requested to attend the surgery, please do follow the instructions provided by our staff before arriving.

With great appreciation from the staff at Hamdon Medical Centre

Nurse Practitioners

Kirsty Norvill

Our Nurse Practitioners can see patients with a wide range of health concerns varying from minor illnesses to more complex issues and are able to make referrals to secondary care if needed/appropriate. Patients can see our Nurse Practitioners for (this is not an exhaustive list): Diabetic advice, oral contraception and family planning advice, administering depo injections, cervical smears, treating urine, chest and throat infections etc.


Kirsty is also able to prescribe medication.

Nurses

Trudy Jupp

Trudy is our Practice Lead Nurse who's duties include (this is not an exhaustive list): Asthma and COPD reviews, cervical smears, childhood immunisation, travel vaccinations and advice, contraception advice including administering depo injections and implant insertion and removal.

Clare Wiley

Clare is our Treatment Room Nurse who's duties include (this is not an exhaustive list): Wound and dressing care, leg ulcer care, ear checks and irrigation, pill checks, travel vaccinations and advice, childhood immunisations, well person and new patient checks, dopplers and stitch removal.

Healthcare Assistants

Carly Hebditch
Julie McCallum

Technician (HCA) duties include (this is not an exhaustive list): carrying out blood tests (including INR's), blood pressure checks (including hypertension reviews), assisting with minor op's, ECG's, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, administering flu and pneumococcal vaccinations and new patient checks.

 
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