Our Practice Nurse is mainly involved in caring for patients with chronic illness, eg asthma, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease. She is also involved in health promotion, eg dietary advise and smoking cessation, and is fully trained to provide contraceptive advice. She also gives advice on travel vaccinations. Our Practice Nurse sees patients by appointment only.
Sr Rachel Birch, RGN 1995.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.