How can the Nursing Team help?
The nurses see patients by appointment only. They are able to do cervical smears, immunisations including travel vaccines, some dressings, blood tests, ear syringing.
In addition they play a vital role in the management of patients with diabetes, respiratory disorders eg asthma & emphysema and also Coronary Heart Disease. They also offer a smoking cessation clinic.
The Nurses assist the Doctors in minor operations and can chaperone if requested and also advise in cases where “morning after” contraception may be required.
Once pregnancy has been diagnosed an appointment will be made with the midwives at reception. The midwives carry out a weekly antenatal clinic on Fridays.
Will be carried out by the Practice Nurse. You will be notified by Eastern Support Services of the need for a cervical smear. Between the ages of 25-49 this is carried out every 3 years and 5 yearly thereafter until the age of 64.
Please speak to your GP if you want to be referred for this service.
We now have 2 GP's, Dr Purbey and Dr Lockrane who specialise in Coil fittings and contraceptive implants, they also do the removals. For more information please see your own GP.
You will be notified by post of an appointment for breast screening. You will receive first call on your 51st birthday and then every 3 years until the age of 70.
Chiropody services are provided at the Downham Market Health Centre by referral from your GP.
Crossroads for Carers
A relief service for carers is run from the Downham Market Health Centre. Telephone 01366 385312 (Co-ordinator is Tracey Hewitt)
The dietician attends at the surgery. Appointment is by referral by a member of the practice team.
District & MacMillan Nurses
You will be introduced to these services by your Doctor if necessary. They can be contacted on 01366 385219
Are primarily involved in the care of pre-school children and they can be contacted on 01366 389247.
Once a child is registered with the practice you will receive notification for child immunisation.
May be contacted on 01553 669300