Practice Staff

At Central Clinic we pride ourselves on offering the best possible healthcare. Our dedicated and qualified medical and support staff are key to this.  Please see the following pages for further details of our team.

Doctors

The Doctors are responsible for providing general medical care.  They liaise closely with all other members of the Primary Care Team as well as arranging referrals to secondary care or other health care professionals as deemed necessary.

Practice Manager

The practice manager ensures the practice runs smoothly.  The practice manager attends to the administrative, regulatory, contractual, financial and staffing aspects of the surgery.  Contact the Practice Managers if you should have cause to complain about any aspect of the surgery. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Reception Staff

The reception staff are integral to the running of the whole practice.  They are the first point of contact, either over the phone or in person for accessing a wide range of health care professionals.  They deal with booking appointments, requests for repeat prescriptions, blood results and telephone queries.  In many instances they will be able to direct you to the most appropriate health care professional or team to deal with your request. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Practice Nurses

The practice nurses provide information, assessment & treatment on many aspects of health care.  At the surgery our nurses carry out a wide range of healthcare activities such as changes of dressings, travel and influenza vaccinations.  They also run dedicated clinics for patients with particular conditions and performs many other minor procedures. To make an appointment, please telephone the appointment line on (01384) 364010 during surgery hours or, for advice, contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Child Immunisation

We have a dedicated child immunisation clinic on a Thursday afternoon.  However if your child is due an immunisation then our nurses can accomodate the administration of the vaccine at other times also.  Please contact reception.

District Nursing Team

The District Nurses provide professional nursing care to patients who are housebound.  Following assessment they will prescribe appropriate nursing care, obtain nursing equipment, liaise with other health care professionals and give support and advice to relatives and carers.  The role includes health promotion, care of the chronically ill, wound and continence management, care of patients following early discharge from hospital and terminal care. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616.

Physiotherapist

Our physiotherapists provide advice and exercises for a wide range of medical conditions.  A referral from a Doctor is required to see a physiotherapist.

Pharmaceutical Advisor

Provides up to date prescribing information to help support the medical team.  The pharmacist takes part in reviewing patient’s medications and forming prescribing protocols for the practice.

Community Midwife

The Midwives provide care and support or you and your family during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period.  The midwives run antenatal clinic, parent craft classes and support groups. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616.

Health Visitors

Health visitors provide advice and information on all aspects of health care.  They have access to a wide variety of information and services that you may find useful. To contact telephone Central Clinic on (01384) 366466

Gateway Mental Health Workers

Our primary care gateway mental health worker is available weekly to see those patients suffering from mental health issues who require further assessment.