The nurses are able to see patients with minor infections or illnesses, thereby saving the GP's valuable time. There are appointments available on most days. If you feel Lorraine or her team could help you rather than seeing a GP, please ask for an appointment with the nurses. If you are unsure, please ask the receptionist.
We have a team of practice nurses carrying out many important services for our patients:
They are supported by our Health Care Assistants Denise Askew, Jessica Lee and Belinda Miles .
All our nurses have wide experience and receive regular update training.
They are available by appointment only Monday - Friday. They are part of the Primary Health Care Team and play an important role in the management of your care. The following are some of their many skilled duties:
Healthy lifestyle management and advice including:
Our receptionists can advise you whether to make an appointment with the nurse or doctor with regards to the above aspects of your care.
The District Nursing Team to deliver evidence-based practice care to patients in the community. The nurses work closely with your G.P, and other agencies to ensure the quality and continuity of your care to a high standard.
The District Nurse and her team are responsible for giving nursing care, support and advice to those people suffering from acute, long-term and terminal illnesses, both in their own homes and within residential care. They can be contacted on 01273 265870 option 3 between 9 am - 4.30 pm Monday - Friday.
Our Health Visitor contact is available on Worthing 01903 843802.
Health Visitors improve public health by working with individuals, families and communities. The main focus of their work with our patients is families with children from birth to 5 years. They also assist with smoking cessation and health promotion. They are also happy to arrange appointments with parents of school age children.
The Health Visitors offer individual or family appointments at the Surgery, home or a community location according to the wishes and needs of the patients.
Midwives are based at South Lodge in Worthing and can be contacted on Worthing 01903 276807.