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We have three different types of Junior Doctors at various stages in their career development. Their placements in the practice will vary from four months to a year. On occasion Junior Doctors may wish to record patient consultations. This will not be undertaken without your written consent, intimate physical examinations will not be recorded and the camera must be switched off on request. Should your Doctor wish to do this, Admin will give you a a consent form when you come for your appointment. If you wish to participate, you should sign the consent form. Following the consultation, please take your consent form back to Reception where you will be asked to give your consent to the consultation being used. If at this stage you wish to change your mind, please inform Staff at Reception.
As a Teaching Practice we may have Medical Students sitting in during surgeries or having their own mini-surgery. Patients will be informed of this on making their appointment and can elect to be seen without a student if desired.
Registered nurses who have expert knowledge to assess diagnose and treat as the can prescribe medication for those in their care. Their aim through telephone triage is that patients see the right clinician who can best help them with their presenting problem. They also assess acutely unwell patients and do home visits where appropriate.
Kirsteen Coady QN: Team lead, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice teacher, specialises in long term condition management , service developer to ensure high quality evidence-based person centered care.
Registered nurses with a wide range of skills which include treatment room and general nursing duties as well as skills such as a smear taking, contraception and managing people with long-term conditions.
Non-registered nursing staff who have a wide range of skills and are supervised by registered nurse. They provide a skilled service of nursing tasks such as phlebotomy, ECG’s and BP’s.
Wendys responsibilities include the Organisation and Management of Practice Staff, Building and Systems. Health & Safety, Quality Issues, Doctor Rotas, Staff Training, Finances, Personnel,Strategic Planning and Complaints.
Wendy has a wide range of NHS nursing and management experience. If you have any suggestions or queries she will be happy to discuss them either personally or by telephone by arrangement.
We have a team of full and part time clinical administrators undertaking a variety of roles from 08:00 to 18:00 during practice opening hours.
They are a team of highly trained individuals who are your first point of contact with the Practice. Please help us by giving all relevant information to our staff who will ensure you are given the best possible service from the Practice.
Hayley Simpson the Clinical Pharmacist works Monday—Thursday. Mandy Coull Pharmacy Technician works daily other than a Thursday. Donna Carnegie Pharmacy Technician works daily other than a Tuesday. Michelle Milne Pharmacy Assistant works Monday-Friday in the mornings. The pharmacy team can offer advice directly to patients for medication concerns and link directly with the GPs, Nurses and Community Pharmacists to promote patient medication safety. Hayley also runs clinics for Hypertension, medication reviews and travel advice.
Please note that the practice pharmacy team works within Ardach Health Centre and is separate from Normac Pharmacy
The Health Visiting and School Nursing staff based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837111 for the health visitors and 01542 837133 for the School Nurse. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
The District Nursing staff based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837122. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
The Community Midwife team working from Ardach may be contacted on 01542 837144. If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
Chiropody (NHS Service)
The chiropodist offers treatment under the NHS for qualifying patients. Appointments are arranged directly from the Chiropody Service following referral from your doctor. They encourage all able-bodied patients to come along to the centre.
Dieticians, Health Promotions, Mental Health Team and Community Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Orthoptist, Speech & Language Therapists.
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