Our skilled practice nurses work alongside our doctors and are available to offer a wide range of services to keep you and your loved ones healthy, on-site and at your convenience, by appointment. These include:
a) Travel Health Advice and Immunisations
Practice Nurses at the Microfaculty are able to advise you a personalised service for you and your loved ones on how to stay in good health whilst abroad generally as well as both specify which health measures you need such as appropriate immunisations and actually administer them to you conveniently at the Microfaculty. Please see the separate tab in this section for more details.
b) Dressing of Wounds, Ulcers and Removal of Sutures
All our practice nurses are able to dress the less complex wounds and skin ulcers conveniently, at our surgery premises. We routinely remove most sutures, clips and renew most dressings after hospital or our own Minor Surgical treatments. More complex wounds, ulcers and/or dressings may require District Nurse or specialist Tissue Viability Nurse input.
c) Asthma Reviews
Every person with asthma is both entitled to and should have a personalised comprehensive Asthma Care Plan. Our Practice Nurses work alongside our practice doctors to ensure that each person with asthma has regular reviews of their symptoms, has the best treatment to keep their symptoms away and knows how to get the best out of their medication.
d) Monitoring of Blood Pressure and Heart Health
All people with high blood pressure and even those without need regular checks. Not only are we able do we have practice nurses whom are able to check blood pressure but also they are able to review other measurements and advise on other lifestyle measures to ensure that you do not develop any of the complications of having high blood pressure and that your heart stays healthy over the longterm.
e) Chronic Obstructive Airway Reviews
Our trained and skilled practice nurses are able to help the practice GPs review the symptoms, measure the severity, check the effectiveness of treatment and check the medication of people suffering from Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD) which includes Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. In addition, they are able to advise and record lifestyle measures which may help treat these conditions as well as give the critical influenza and pneumonia injections that prevent episodes of worsening.
f) Diabetes Checks
To help keep our patients with Diabetes healthy and prevent the onset of complications, our practice nurses are trained in performing routine diabetes foot checks, checking the important measures of health in diabetes such as blood pressure, weight etc and advise on lifestyle measures which are the key to managing the conditions.
g) Child Health Vaccinations
The overwhelming majority of child health vaccinations are administered by the practice nurses, conveniently and fuss free at our practice premises. We try to co-ordinate the first immunisations that children registered at the practice receive with their first baby check at 6-8 weeks of age alongside their mother's postnatal check to make a convenient "one stop shop".
h) Sexual Health including Cervical Smears
Practices nurses are able to skillfully perform cervical smears conveniently for all our eligible women. They are able to take some swabs and readily assist our GPs in Family Planning procedures such as contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices. They also are able to assist with HRT and Contraceptive Checks. Practice nurses are also able to administer contraceptive depot injections.
i) Other Procedures
Our practice nurses also provide and deliver on a whole range of other monitoring, procedures and services conveniently including B12, Vitamin D and other injections, assisting in Minor Surgical Procedures and in special circumstances some blood tests.