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Muchbirch SurgeryMuch BirchHereford, HR2 8HTTel: 01981 540310
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Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses.
Practice Secretary and Carers Lead
Social Prescriber - weekly clinic to assist patients with non-medical problems and care.
Mental Health Nurse - provides a weekly clinic to provide mental health support.
Physiotherapists - clinics twice a week with Jan Hadley and Lucy Head to provide physiotherapy and musculo-skeletal services.
Mental Health Consultant - visits once a month to see patients who have been referred to secondary care.
Dementia Nurse - Sarah Harris runs a monthly clinic for patients with dementia or concerns regarding their memory.
Community Matron - provides care and support within the home environment to patients who are identified as being at risk of hospital admission. GP's refer patients who are at risk of hospital admission to the Community Matron Team.