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Primary Care Nursing Services

PRIMARY CARE NURSING SERVICES

PRACTICE NURSES

WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT CLINIC

Patients must be referred as appropriate, either by a GP, a Community Nurse, an Allied Health Care Professional, or by Secondary Care.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Weekend clinics will only be for emergencies.

The clinic provides holistic comprehensive patient assessments in venous and diabetic ulcers and general wound care. Care plans are tailor made to patients’ needs.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3251

LYMPHOEDEMA CLINIC

Patients must be referred as appropriate, either by a GP, a Community Nurse, an Allied Health Care Professional, or by Secondary Care.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Weekend clinics will only be for emergencies.     

The clinic provides holistic comprehensive patient assessments and care plans, which are tailor made to patients’ needs.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3210

 

 

 

HYPERTENSION CLINIC

Patients must be referred as appropriate, either by a GP, a Community Nurse, an Allied Health Care Professional, or by secondary Care.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open from Monday to Friday. No weekend clinics available.

       Clinic hours:

  • Monday 14:00-17:00
  • Wednesday 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 (Hourly appointments for screening and assessments)
  • Thursday 9:00-17:00
  • Friday 14:00-17:00

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3210

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM CLINIC (ECG)

Patients must be referred as appropriate, either by a GP, a Community nurse, an Allied Health Care Professional, or by Secondary Care.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open Tuesdays and Fridays. Urgent ECGs are referred on the same day. No weekend clinics available.

Clinic hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00-11:00
  • Thursday: 9:00-11:00

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3210

 

 

EAR SYRINGING CLINIC

Patients must be referred as appropriate by either by a GP, an Allied Health Care Professional or by Secondary Care.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open alternate Tuesdays, every Wednesday and Thursday. No weekend clinics available.

       Clinic hours:

  • Tuesdays 14:00- 16:00 hours
  • Wednesday 14:00-16:00 hours
  • Thursday 14:00-16:00 hours

Patients will be provided with an information pack, which will provide the necessary information about the use of ear drops that they will be required to apply five days before any ear syringing procedure is performed.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3210

DOPPLER STUDIES AND HOISERY MANAGEMENT

Patients must be referred by either a GP or a Secondary Care Health Care Professional.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open on Tuesday afternoons only.

Clinic hours:

  • Tuesday 14:00-16:00 hours.

In addition to Doppler studies, the patient may be measured for hosieries.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3251

 

OBSERVATION CLINIC

Patients must be referred by either a GP or a Secondary Health Care Professional.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. Clinics are open Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

The clinic is also open during the weekend and public holidays for emergencies only.

The clinic provides blood pressure checks, blood glucose monitoring, administration of injections, nebuliser treatments, urinalysis checks, triage and life threatening emergency care.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3246 or 3249

 

TELEPHONE CONSULTATION SICK NOTE LINE SERVICE

The sick note line service is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Collection of sick notes is from 16:00-17:00 hours only

 

The telephone service provides a very brief triage, which is documented in the patient’s electronic health care record.

Sick notes are provided, consecutively up to five days every three months.

Sick notes will not be given as part of an extension of other sick notes.

TELEPHONE CONSULTATION RESULT SERVICE

  • The telephone result service is managed by the clinic nurses from Monday to Friday. Patients will be informed of all negative blood or x-ray results.
  • This is an outgoing call service only.

TELEPHONE HOUSE CALL SERVICE

  • The house call service is managed by the clinic nurses. The incoming house call starts at 9:00 to 11:00 hours and from 14:00 to 16:00 hours.
  • For further enquiries please call 20070143 EXT 3210

DIABETIC SERVICES

The diabetic team provides services at St Bernard’s Hospital and the Primary Care Centre.

Primary Care Diabetic Specialist Nurse Susan Edwards

Annual Diabetic Review clinics are scheduled with an appointment system every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00-15:30 and 9:00 -16:30.
  • The Primary Care Diabetic Nurse visits patients at St Bernard’s Hospital on Wednesdays from 9:00-16:00 hours.

Secondary Care (St Bernard’s Hospital) Diabetic Specialist Nurse Julie Parker

Undertakes work in the wards and provides educational talks to patients. This takes place on Mondays.

Manages a Diabetic review clinic on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Undertakes work in the wards assessing patients on Wednesdays.

The Diabetic team provides;

  • community education sessions six times a year,
  • walking away education sessions four times a year,
  • Moroccan education sessions two times a year and;
  • student education session four times a year.

For further enquiries please call 20070143 EXT 3287

CHILD HEALTH TEAM

The Child Health Care team provides the following services;

  • primary home visits 10-14 days post discharge from hospital. During this visit, the nurses will provide a holistic assessment to both parent and child, this includes a new-born hearing test for the child. Appointments for the visit will be provided by the Child Health Care nurses;
  • combined Paediatrician and Health Visitors’ clinical general assessment will be performed for eight week old babies, and the first immunization vaccines will be administered according to protocol. The clinics are scheduled with an appointment system provided by the health care nurses.

The first vaccines are the five in one, (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus influenza type B and whooping cough), and the Rotarix virus, pneumococcal disease and Meningitis B.

Clinic hours:

  • 14:00 – 17:00 hours

Health Visitor’s eight month general health assessment.

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00 – 11:00 hours

Health Visitor’s thirteen month general health care assessment and immunization boosters.

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00-11:00 hours

Health Visitors provide four year old pre-school health care assessments and immunization vaccine boosters. These are provided from the month of October to February. Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Clinic Hours:

  • 14:30-16:30 hours

The Health Visitors provide an Enuresis clinic, which is scheduled with an appointment system. Appointments will be provided as and when necessary.

The Health Visitors provide general health care assessments to Year 6 school children from the month of March to June. The nurses check height, weight and teeth. A health check questionnaire is given to the parents of the children to identify any potential health care problems with the child. The information collected is then discussed and the child in need of further investigations will be referred as appropriate.

For further enquiries please call 20070143 EXT 3259 or 3228

DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Patients referred to the dermatology team have to be referred by a GP or a Consultant from Secondary Care.

They provide a full range of dermatology services for the diagnosis, specialist investigation and treatment of all skin conditions within the clinics.

Clinics are scheduled with an appointment system. They provide the following services:

Nurse led chronic disease management on Mondays

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00-16:00 hours

Nurse led Ultraviolet light therapy on Tuesdays and Fridays

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:00 hours

Nurse led Cryotherapy treatment on Wednesdays

Clinic hours:

  • 9:00-10:30 hours and Thursdays from 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-14:00 hours

Nurse led Outreach services every Wednesday

  • Clinic hours11:00-16:00 hours
  • Skin biopsy and excision of skin lesions scheduled with an appointment system by the GP dermatologist as appropriate.

For further enquiries call 20070143 EXT 3267

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

There are three nurse practitioners working with the general practitioners in each GP area:

  • Lynn Angove blue area GP team
  • Elizabeth Borges green area GP team
  • Sarah Vannan yellow area GP team

NP Elizabeth Borges provides the following services:

  • Asthma clinic
  • Spirometry clinic
  • Well woman health
  • New patient Smoking cessation clinic
  • Review patient smoking cessation clinic
  • General consultations on the day appointment clinic

NP Lynn Angove provides the following services:

  • Well woman clinic
  • General consultations on the day appointment clinic
  • Medical driving screening assessments

NP Sarah Vannan provides the following services:

  • Well woman clinic
  • General consultations on the day appointment clinic
  • Medical driving screening assessments

For further enquiries please call 20070143 EXT 3207

DISTRICT NURSES

Patients must be referred as appropriate by a GP, a hospital consultant or doctor, charge nurse or an Allied health care professional.

The district nurses manage the care of house bound patients within the community. Their duties generally include the following:

  • General Wound management including leg ulcers.
  • Catheter care.
  • Phlebotomy.
  • General assessments.
  • The administration of injections including insulin.
  • Palliative care.
  • Ear syringing.
  • The administration of the influenza vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine and the Herpes Zoster Zostavax vaccine.

The district nurses work very closely and collaborate with the community multidisciplinary groups, such as the physiotherapists, occupational health visitors, palliative care nurses and hospice nurses. Their work involves discussing patients’ care plans for a positive health-care outcome to prevent unnecessary or avoidable hospital admissions.

For further enquiries please call 20070143 EXT 3259 or 3228

 

MENTAL WELFARE OFFICERS

 The Mental Welfare Officers are based at the Primary Care Centre and they offer the following services;

 Enforce the Mental Health Act (1969-1984) and the New Mental Health Act.

  • Urgent GP referrals.
  • Drugs and alcohol liaison officers for the GHA.
  • Collaborates with the community psychiatric nurses (joint assessments, allocation meetings, home visits).
  • Social needs assessments (benefits, housing).
  • On call emergency services (liaise with RGP, A/E, PRMC, Bruce’s farm).
  • Drop in and self-referral clinics.
  • Substance abuse clinics.

 

The scheduling of appointments will be provided as necessary by the Mental Welfare officers.

 

If you require urgent advice and support from the mental welfare officer call the 24 hour help line telephone number 20007831