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Greyfriars Medical Centre

Dr Bruce Halliday, Dr Dawn Philip, Dr J Glidden Chalmers, Dr Tomas Trueba, Dr Simon Willetts,

Dr Joe O'Byrne, Dr Debbie Swalwell, Dr Erin Barrett, Dr Pira Vivekanandaraja

 


*You can now book Minor Illness appointments with our Nurse Practitioners. Examples of Minor Illnesses are listed under Clinics & Services, Our Clinics, Minor Illness Appointments*

Our Staff Services

 

Practice Nurses

 

Our Practice Nurses form an important part of our Practice Team. They perform a wide range of duties including telephone triage and follow-up of patients with diabetes, asthma and hypertension. Routine nursing duties as well as preventative medicine in the form of immunisations and well person clinics make up a large part of the practice nurses' work. They have undergone extensive additional training to enable them to perform these more specialised tasks. Two of our nurses (Caroline Ralston and Jacqui Little) are Nurse Practitioners and are thereby able to offer our patients an extended service in their Minor Illness Clinics (please go to the section, Our Clinics, which lists the Minor Illnesses the Nurse Practitioners can see).

 

District Nurses

 

Our attached District Nurses hold regular surgeries in the Practice for general nursing care such as dressings, removal of sutures, etc. Patients confined to their homes who need nursing assistance may arrange for this with their doctor.

 

Macmillan Nurses

 

Macmillan nurses offer advice and support to many people affected by cancer. They help make informed decisions about treatment and guide patients through the maze of diffferent services. They also offer emotional support and help people with cancer deal with their symptoms and pain.

 

Health Visitors

 

The Health Visitor service is available to give advice on health care, particularly for expectant mothers and small children.  The Health Visitors can be contacted during normal working hours by telephoning 01387 244432.  For information regarding your local drop in clinic, please telephone the Health Visitors.

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Community Psychiatric Nurses

 

The Community Psychiatric Nurse Service is available for advice and follow-up for patients requiring certain forms of support. Patients requiring this service may arrange for this with their doctor.

 

Other Services (Non-NHS)

 

Please arrange a special appointment for services such as private medical examinations, private sickness certificates, etc. The receptionist can advise you of the appropriate fee where applicable.

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