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**BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME - the NHS Breast screening programme will be sending out invites from the end of September 2019 to female patients aged 50-70 years old.  It is IMPORTANT that you attend this screening as it can save lives from breast cancer.  The screening can find breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see of feel.  For more information go to the Further Information box at the bottom right hand side of this screen and click on Breast Screening Programme 2019.**

Nurses

Sister Catherine Else (f)

Sister Else has been with the practice since 1992.  She is qualified to offer a number of services to the patients.  

Her clinical speciality is Diabetes and she is the Practice Lead Nurse for managing our patients with diabetes.

Her other clinics include:

  • Chronic Disease Management (i.e Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • Cervical Smear Testing
  • Children's Immunsations
  • Travel vaccinations (this is a non-NHS service and some vaccinations may be charged for)

She also goes out in to the community to carry out any chronic disease management reviews any of our patients who are completely housebound and are unable to get down to surgery.

She can also carry out NHS Health Checks, New Patient Checks, 75 & over reviews, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia Annual Health Check Reviews.

Sister Rachel Barrett (f)

Rachel has been with the practice since 2017.

Her clinical speciality is Respiratory and she is the Practice Lead Nurse for managing our patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Her other clinics include:

  • Chronic Disease Management (i.e Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • Cervical Smear Testing
  • Children's Immunsations
  • Travel vaccinations (this is a non-NHS service and some vaccinations may be charged for)

She can also carry out NHS Health Checks, New Patient Checks, 75 & over reviews, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia Annual Health Check Reviews.

Rachel is our Practice Lead Nurse for Infection Control.

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Health Practitioners

Rebecca Hill (f)

Rebecca is our full time Assistant Practitioner.

Rebecca is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of Practice Nurses and the GP's.

She carries out various clinic reviews including:

  • New Patient Checks
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Aged 75 and over reviews
  • Mental Health Annual Health Check Reviews
  • Learning Disability Annual Health Check Reviews
  • Demential Annual Health Check Reviews
  • Blood pressure checks
  • ECG tests

Phlebotomists

Doreen Cowell (f)

Doreen is a phlebotomist who carries out the Halliwell Surgery Phlebotomy Service, which covers all 3 practices in the building.

 
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