Practice Nurses are trained to treat patients with minor ailments including:-
The Practice Nurses undertake a wide range of duties including the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and hypertension. They are qualified to deal with minor ailments such as:-
Acute Back Pain
Urinary Infection/Vaginal Discharge
They also undertake well-person checks, if desired and an appropriate appointment is booked. They do cervical smears as well as providing contraception, sexual health and HRT advice. Our practice nurses can also deal with dressings, minor injuries, and removal of sutures.
They are also trained to help treat patients for their conditions, some longer term such as:-
The Practice Nurses are assisted in their role by Health Care Assistants who undertake:-
The Practice Health Visitor, is available to give advice on all aspects of family healthcare for both young and old alike. She is responsible for the organisation of regularly scheduled baby clinics and gives general advice on all aspects of child health. Patients may contact her on her direct line 01260 294875 where messages can be left if she is unavailable.
Macmillan Nurses provide support and information for people and their families and carers affected by cancer. They are there to help from the time of diagnosis right through the illness if needed. The Support & Information Centre is found at Countess of Chester Hospital. Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Drop in or make an appointment. For more details of the Macmillan Support Charity go onto www.macmillan.org.uk
or call 0808 808 00 00
The Practice Midwife offers ante-natal care by appointment at either Surgery or the Congleton Childrens Centre based on New Street and post natal care at home. Please advise Reception staff of your needs, so an appropriate appointment may be scheduled.
District Nursing Team
The District Nurses visit patients at home to offer nursing care to those patients unable to attend the Surgery. Patients unable to visit the Surgery may book an appointment with a District Nurse.
The District Nurses may be contacted directly on 01260 371064 messages left should a District Nurse be unavailable.
Community Matrons are highly experienced, senior nurses who work closely with patients (mainly those with a serious long term condition or complex range of conditions) in a community setting to directly provide, plan and organise their care. Community matrons see patients in their own home and in other community settings. They work as part of multi-professional and multi-agency teams. The Community Matron can be contacted on 01270 275823, where a message may be left.