Health visiting teams are attached to each surgery. They are involved with health care for all age groups but especially expectant mothers, young families, the elderly and the physically handicapped. They also run baby clinics and carry out children’s regular development checks and are involved with the assessment and advice for minor illnesses.
Our district nurses are registered general nurses with a certificate or diploma in district nursing. Their roles include assessing patients’ needs in their homes, checking patients following hospital discharge, giving professional nursing, advice and health education in the community.
The Community Midwives are responsible for antenatal and early postnatal care. They work in conjunction with the doctors at the antenatal clinics and also make home visits. Contact can be made via the surgery – please ask at reception for an information leaflet about your antenatal care when you discover that you are pregnant.