The practice nurse team all hold diplomas in specific disease areas with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. They see patients by appointment only, holding clinics every day of the week.
They perform regular screening and monitoring of patients and run the following clinics:
- Hypertension – blood pressure monitoring
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Bronchitis, Emphysema.
- Coronary Heart Disease – Angina, Heart Attack
- Stroke & Transient Ischaemic Attack
- Smoking Cessation Advice
- Cervical Screening
- Medication reviews
- NHS health checks
Immunisations for children and adolescents will also be performed by the Practice Nurse team.
During the months of October & November the team are busy doing Flu and Pneumonia jabs.
They are happy to answer any queries within their scope of knowledge either face to face or over the telephone.
Our well- equipped treatment room is staffed by experienced nurses, a healthcare assistant and three fully trained phlebotomists who offer the following services:
- Blood and urine tests
- Wound management (including wound dressing, suture removal, management of leg ulcers and care of traumatic wounds).
- Ear syringing
- Administration of Depot injections
- Foreign Travel Clinic
- Recording ECGs (heart tracings)
We have a team of trained nurses and one very experienced Health Care Assistant attached to our practice who are managed by Bristol Community Health. They undertake complex assessments of health needs for our housebound patients which include:
- Palliative care
- Wound management
- Post-operative follow up
- Appropriate drug administration
- Bowel and catheter management
- Teaching self- care procedures
- Educating and assisting patients and carers to promote optimum health
- Health promotion
Jayne is our community matron, and she is one of several who work in North Bristol. She looks after patients over 65 with a chronic disease who have frequent admissions to hospital. She monitors their condition and medication and advises them and their carers in their disease management. She provides support in their own home and hospital if unwell, coordinating their care and bringing in other services if needed.
COMMUNITY NURSES FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Community Nurses for Older People (CNOPs) are registered Nurses who work with older people to promote good health and spot early deterioration of conditions which affect patients’ health and well- being. They visit patients in their own home where they can:
- Complete falls risk and continence assessments
- Organise the loan of relevant equipment
- Provide support for carers and bereavement support
- Make assessments for dementia and depression
- Signpost to other support services