Health Care Team

 

Health Care Team

 

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and offer patients greater choice and quicker access to a health care professional.

Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified and experienced nurses who have received several years’ additional training to enable them to see and treat many of the conditions that your GP would usually diagnose.

Nurse Practitioners provide high quality healthcare advice and treatment for adults and children including:

  • Individual care on present health problems
  • Diagnosis and treatment of various conditions seen in the Practice
  • Obtaining medical histories and making physical examinations
  • Making referrals to other services where necessary
  • Prescribing medication
  • Providing information to help you make individual choices about your health

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses are available by appointment. The receptionist will ask what the appointment is for in order to book it with the correct Nurse or clinic. The services they regularly provide include cervical smears, immunisations (both routine and foreign travel), family planning, repeat prescription of contraceptive pills and HRT, testing urine, ear syringing, dressings, removal of stitches, and blood pressure checks. The Practice Nurses also run many of the clinics offered within the Practice and can offer advice/support with stopping smoking.

Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants support the Practice Nursing team, taking blood tests, ECGs and some blood pressures.

District Nurses

The District Nurses provide nursing care in the patient’s own home for those who are housebound and unable to get to the surgery. The District Nurses work in collaboration with the GPs, social services and other health care professionals. They have expertise in wound management, continence management, care of the terminally ill and palliative care.

The District Nurses can be contacted between 8.30pm – 5.00pm on (01422) 888770.
After 5.00pm, at weekends and bank holidays please telephone (01484) 720783.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors are able to offer help with social matters relating to all the family, and especially to the under fives, eg feeding difficulties, speech or hearing problems, toilet training and general development. A Family Health Assessment is offered.

The team of Health Visitors can be contacted at Hebden Bridge Surgery on
(01422) 841218.

Community Midwives

The Community Midwives provide maternity care for patients before and after delivery, and care for the baby during the first weeks of life.

The Midwives can be contacted for non-urgent advice on 07909 658033.

Physiotherapy

This service is based at Hebden Bridge Surgery. The Physiotherapy team provides assistance and rehabilitation to patients with many common conditions such as low back pain, neck disorders and knee problems. Your GP will refer you for physiotherapy assessment when necessary.

Podiatry

The Podiatrists assess and treat specific foot conditions. They liaise closely with GPs, Physiotherapists, District Nurses and Health Visitors. Clinics include diabetic screening, bio-mechanical assessment orthotic therapy; nail surgery and podo-paediatric clinics.

Our Podiatry Assistant supports the team, providing basic footcare. Patients aged between 18 and 65 can be referred by their GP for assessment, all other age groups can self- refer.

For more information new patients can contact Podiatry on (01706) 815717.

 

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