Grace Churchill is our level 4 Advanced Health Care Assistant. Grace is very experienced as she previously worked in Community Nursing before moving into General Practice. She is able to take blood, run ECG’s (heart trace), care for wounds and many other duties.
Sue Weston and Wendy van Reissen are our Healthcare Assistant and Phlebotomists. As well as taking blood samples they also perform health checks, blood pressure checks, assist in minor surgery and many other duties.
Grace, Sue and Wendy work under the direction of our Practice Nurses and will also seek support from our GPs and Nurse Practitioners when required.
NHS Health Checks
We are currently offering a new service called ‘NHS Health Checks’. This aims to detect high blood pressure or cholesterol, or if your lifestyle is putting you at risk of heart disease or diabetes. You will be given information and advice by our trained HCA as part of the appointment.
If you are aged between 40 and 74 without a pre-existing health condition such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease or stroke, you are entitled to have an NHS Health Check every 5 years. We are currently operating a waiting list for this service with appointments re-starting in April 2017