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16 Rous Road, Buckhurst Hill , Essex, IG9 6BNTel: 020 8504 7364
RGN RM MSc Diploma Asthma, Diabetes, COPD and Family Planning
Our nurse practitioner and a qualified prescriber is trained to manage patients with the following: Viral & Bacterial Infections, Chronic respiratory illness, Cardiovascular Disease, Dementia, Other Chronic illness, Management of Diabetes, Minor Ailments, Medication Reviews, and Family Planning.
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.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as blood pressure measurement, health checks and new patient medicals. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Joint Practice Manager
The practice managers are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice managers support the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
We also have the following staff that work with and form part of our Surgery’s Clinical Team.
Social Prescribing Link Worker
We have the services of a Social Prescribing link worker at the practice every Thursday. The main aim of her role is to help people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to activities in the community. Link workers connect those feeling lonely, overwhelmed or in need of help to a range of local support, from community and activity groups to work, debt or housing advice. Please discuss with a GP or Nurse Practitioner if you would like a referral.
Rapid Intervention Service (paramedic)
Our paramedic works alongside our GPs to carry out urgent home visits Monday - Thursday.The GPs will assess whether a visit by the paramedic is necessary on case-by-case basis.
Clinics are held every other month – please discuss any referral with a GP or Nurse Practitioner. In addition, we hold monthly diabetic clinics where the dietitian is available to perform an annual review and provide support.
First Contact Practitioner (FCP)
FCP’s have advanced skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. This involves seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan. Please contact reception if you would like to book an appointment.
Our team support those with long term conditions like asthma, diabetes, CPOD and high blood pressure. They are also available to complete medication reviews. Please contact reception if you would like to book an appointment.
District Nurses provide care to patients in their homes. They will only visit housebound patients.