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Staff Training

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on Thursday 22nd October from 1.00pm-6.00pm.   The surgery will re-open on Friday 23rd October at 8.00am.  If you require advice while the surgery is closed please call NHS111 or 999.

Our team is working hard in different ways, including telephone and video consultations to keep the practice open and running effectively during this Pandemic. We are therefore receiving a high volume of telephone calls, and we only have a limited numbers of incoming lines available.  Please bear with us during this difficult time.  You can contact us alternatively by email on moorland.med@nhs.net or Online Consult below:

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/moorland-medical-centre

Flu Campaign 2020/21

Book your Flu vaccination at the surgery today, appointments are available online or by ringing 01538 399008.  Information attached as to who is eligible.

Flu Information for patients

UHNM - Community Phlebotomy

North Staffordshire and Stoke CCGs – launch of patient web-based appointment booking system

Online booking service to book an appointment, after booking a text confirmation of date/time/venue will be received.  Click on the link below to book a blood test at your local clinic location.

https://patientconnect.uhnm.nhs.uk/

Blood test information leaflet

Face Coverings when attending the GP Surgery

If you are asked to come to the surgery for a face to face review/appointment, you will be required to wear a face covering to help keep you and us safe. You can use anything that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you.

Find guidance on how to wear and make a face-covering on GOV.UK.

Mask Exemption Cards for Learning Disabilities

Consult with your Doctor online

We’ve recently launched a new system you can use to check your symptoms and submit forms to us.

Its available online by following the link below or via www.patientaccess.com. All you need to do is click the link and itll take you to an online form where you outline your symptoms. Youll then receive access to tailored and clinically approved articles and videos which will help you self-manage your condition.

The forms are sent directly and securely to us at the practice so we can check your answers and assess whether you need a face-to-face appointment with the GP or not and if not, well give you the advice you need on what to do next.

The forms are tailored to you and theyve all been approved by clinicians so the advice you get is really accurate and helpful.

You can fill in the forms at any time, day or night, so it means you have round the clock access to the information you need to manage your conditions.

Its really simple to use, you can just follow the link below and the forms are clear and easy to understand.

Online Consult link below:

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/moorland-medical-centre

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Liz Knobbs

BSc Hons Clinical Practice
RGN, RMN, Diploma Adult Nursing,
Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing
Certificate Level 3

Nurse Louise Potts

Diploma Adult Nursing, Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENB A33 Level 3), Post Graduate Diploma Primary Care, Independent and
Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Certificate Level 3

Nurse Liz Hicklin

Diploma in Adult Nursing
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate ENB A33, Mentorship Certificate
Principles in Physical Assessment Certificate
Triage & Management of Patients with Minor Illness Certificate
Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

The emergency nurse practitioners offer daily urgent surgeries in the morning and in the afternoon. These appointments can be booked on the day. These surgeries are for urgent minor illness for example coughs, colds, sore throats, water infections, chest infections, skin infections, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea and vomiting, emergency contraception. These surgeries are also for minor acute musculoskeletal problems, for example, acute lower back pain, tennis elbow and the unwell child. These practitioners are also capable of assessing an acute deterioration in any chronic illness. They are also capable of triaging any other illness whose full assessment may involve a doctor.

The nurse practitioners are highly trained and experienced in health assessment. They are able to assess, diagnose, refer and treat individuals with a wide range of ailments. They are able to prescribe independently. They have close access to the duty doctor for verbal advice or physical assessment if required. For review of ongoing ailments the individual should book an appointment with their own doctor.

Nurse Clare Kirkham

Care Home Nurse Practitioner

Nurses

Sister Andrea Birchall

Andrea has a special interest in asthma and monitoring blood pressure. Her asthma clinics are usually Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Sister Fiona Barnes

Fiona has a special interest in coronary heart disease and diabetic care. Her coronary heart disease clinic is usually Monday afternoon.

Sister Debbie Shiers
Sister Helen Pointon

All the nurses are involved in blood pressure management, performing ECGs or heart tracings, taking blood samples, ear syringing, performing cervical smears, changing vaginal ring pessaries, family planning (including fitting caps, contraceptive injections, pill checks) performing injections and travel vaccinations, stopping smoking advice and general dietary advice.

Please try and attend the specific clinic for your chronic illness. If you are unable to attend the specific clinic times then please ask reception who will try and find you an alternative appointment.

Healthcare Assistants

Alicia Rutter
Sarrane Lawton

Spirometry/reversibility tests, COPD annual rev, Diabetic Foot checks, NHS Health Checks, Weight Referrals.

The health care support workers offer daily surgeries providing new patient medicals, blood pressure checks, smoking cessation advice, taking blood samples, performing heart tracings or ECGs. They can also perform well woman and well man checks, the elderly or over 75 year old check-ups and arrange the local Exercise on Prescription scheme.

 
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