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Online Appointments

Please do NOT book an appointment online for the following:

  • Minor surgery
  • Coils and implants
  • Medicals (eg. Taxi, HGV)
  • 6 week checks
  • Newborn checks
  • Or if you require a translator

If you are unsure or require an appointment for one of the above please telephone reception on 01295 225533 and they will book the appointment for you with the necessary time allocation.

Nurse Practitioners

Tina Hargadon

Tina is the Lead Nurse for the team.  She joined the BHC clinical staff in November 2013. She is a specialist respiratory nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Prescriber.  She deals particularly with chronic illnesses such as, Asthma, COPD  and other respiratory illnesses. Tina also runs minor illness clinics and can diagnose and manage all minor illnesses.  

Nurses

Kirsty Jakubowski

Kirsty comes from a medical background at the hospital in secondary care and is training to become a fully competent practice nurse.  She joined the team in March 2016.  Kirsty is developing an interest in women's health and childhood immunisations.

Angela Lawrence

Angela will see patients for a range of problems, particularly childhood immunisations but she deals with all other practice nurse duties.  

Carol Wincott

Carol works occasional weekends, and is an experienced practice nurse. She will see patients for a range of problems, including diabetes care, dressings, immunisations and blood pressure monitoring.

We generally have a nurse on duty each day. Nurses have a different set of skills so that between them they can cover a wider range of issues. Receptionists will ask you what you wish to see the nurse for so that they can book the appointment with the nurse who has the correct skills. We also have a Health Care Assistant on duty for blood tests, New Patient Medicals and NHS Health Checks.

The length of appointment required with a nurse depends upon the type of care being given and can range from 5 minutes for a blood test to 45 minutes for a spirometry reading. For this reason, and to make sure the right nurse is on duty when you need an appointment, we do not offer nurse appointments though our on-line appointment service. Please telephone the Reception desk and explain what type of appointment you need and you will offered a range of suitable appointment times.

The most common nurse procedures are:

  • New Patient Medicals & NHS Health checks
  • Diabetic, Asthma and COPD reviews
  • ECGs
  • Blood testing
  • Long-term care of chronic disease
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Injections
  • Vaccinations including travel vaccinations
  • Dressings
  • Smoking Cessation Support
  • Contraception advice and education
  • Cervical screening
  • Ear irrigation
  • Spirometry for diagnosis of respiratory conditions

Healthcare Assistants

Janine Knowles (f)
 
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