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Backwell & Nailsea

Nurse clinics

The Treatment room nurses hold sessions every morning from 08:50 - 12:00 and afternoons from 14:30 - 17:50.  The nurses offer appointments for cervical smears, registration checks, foreign travel advice, dressings, ear syringing, childhood immunisations and other nursing procedures

Chronic disease management nurses run specialised clinics for Diabetes, Vascular, Asthma/COPD and Stroke.  Contact reception for appointment information.

HCA (Healthcare Assistants) offer blood and urine tests, new patient checks, ECG’s; and Smoking cessation advice.

Phlebotomists carry out blood tests.

Maternity services

The community midwives offer a full maternity care service in conjunction with the GPs and health visitors.  The midwives run weekly clinics at both practices, please ask reception for details

Contraception

We offer a full family planning service including emergency contraception.  Please make an appointment with a doctor.  This service is confidential and is available to under-16’s

CHD Clinic (Coronary Heart Disease)

Coronary Heart Disease prevention is a Government initiative. In order to achieve a high standard of heart disease prevention there has to be a framework of systematic planned care. This has been achieved by setting up a register of patients with established heart disease. Patients are invited to attend a yearly appointment at our coronary heart disease prevention clinic, which is run by qualified nurses in this field.

Diabetic Clinic

The Diabetic Clinics are held regularly and are run by our specialist practice nurses.   Telephone support and advice is also offered with treatment changes and medication adjustments when necessary. Patients are invited to attend regular clinic sessions according to their needs. This structured care encourages patient involvement in the understanding, planning and management of their diabetes, working together to prevent short term and long-term complications of diabetes.

Respiratory Clinic (Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

The Respiratory Clinic is run by our staff nurses who are trained in managing and caring for patients with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Patients taking regular medication are encouraged to attend the clinic for an annual review. Children or those whose asthma is not so well controlled may be followed up more regularly. All aspects of asthma will be checked and advice given around changes to medication.

Patients with COPD may sometimes require spirometry- this is a simple lung function test to monitor/assess how well the lungs are working in response to using inhalers or as an aid to diagnose COPD or Asthma. You will also be given advice about inhaled or nebulised medications and support to give up smoking. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

Attached Services

District nurses

We have a team of community nurses who meet the nursing care needs of housebound patients.

Health visitors

Health Visitors have specific responsibility for the under-fives registered with our practice.

Appointments for childhood immunisations are sent directly to parents by the ‘Avon Child Health Department’.  Immunisation clinics are held at both surgeries every month.  Please contact reception for details of days and times.

Visiting specialists

A variety of consultants visit the practice on a weekly or monthly basis- this includes an Obstetrician, Positive Steps (Mental Health Team) and a Dietician. Please speak to your doctor to arrange an appointment to see any of these specialists.

 
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