The following nurse clinics are run at the surgery:
Asthma & Diabetic Clinics
The asthma and diabetic clinics are practice nurse run. The practice nurses are experienced and specially trained for this role. We seek to help our patients understand and manage their conditions. Our aims are to educate and advise people to maintain good health and prevent problems so that they will have a long and fulfilled life. We like to review each patient regularly depending on individual needs so that we can fulfil our aims.
Heart Clinic & Health Promotion Clinic
A nurse led clinic to provide optimal monitoring of patients with established coronary heart conditions, for example, myocardial infarction and angina. The clinic provides support and help to those who have had a cardiac event to try to prevent further problems. Patients are referred to the clinic by their GP or the hospital.
The Health Promotion Clinic is also nurse led and the primary aim is to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes in healthy people. The clinic helps patients to understand their risks and take appropriate action to improve their health by life style changes. Patients can be referred by the GP, invited by letter or can make an appointment directly with Reception.
If you have a blood pressure monitor at home and there is time please take your blood pressure before your appointment. Please hand the results to the GP or Nurse you are seeing.
Your GP or Nurse may refer you to have a blood test, which can be very useful in assessing your health and in diagnosing medical conditions. We have a specific person trained in taking bloods known as a Phlebotomist, though the Doctor or Nurse may also take your blood.
You will normally be advised of the type of blood test you need. If you are having a fasting glucose test, a lipids test or a glucose tolerance test, then you should not eat or drink from the evening before the test. If in doubt, please ask at Reception.
Blood test for children are only taken in the surgery for 12 years old and above, any children younger will have bloods taken at the RUH.
The results of most routine blood tests should be available within 5-7 days. Please call results service on 01225 422911 from 11am Weekdays.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
IF you have a blood pressure monitor at home and there is time please take your blood pressure before your appointment, print off this form and record the results. Please hand the results to the GP or nurse before your consultation.