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Surgery Closure

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 9th September from 1.00pm and will re-open on Friday 10th September at 8.00am.

Flu Vaccinations

We are unable to book any Flu Vaccine appointments at present as we are currently waiting for confirmation of the delivery date from the supplier.  Please do not contact us.  If your appointment is affected we will contact you to:

Cancel your existing appointment

Reschedule your appointment once stock is delivered

Delay to Flu Vaccine Delivery

Patient Participation Group AGM

Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 10.00am

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Patient Participation Group will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 7th September 2021 via the internet as we are still unable to hold the meeting face to face due to the staged removal of restrictions on NHS premises as a result of Covid 19.

Patients of the Practice are invited to attend and should you wish to join the meeting we would ask you to contact Rachel Hurst, Patient Services Manager via e mail moorland.med@nhs.net

so that you can be invited to the meeting via email.

 

All Staff at Moorland Medical Centre work hard to provide an excellent service to our patients

 

We are not here to suffer physical, or verbal abuse from patients, their relatives or members of the Public.

 

This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence or abuse. ANY patient or their relative who use threatening or offensive behaviour, either verbal or physical, in person or via the telephone or social media could be removed from the practice in order to protect our staff and other patients.

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

Nurse James Parton (m)

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.