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BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS

Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to give your heart rate a chance to steady. Please wear loose clothing and refrain from Caffeine and Nicotine for at least 30 minutes prior to your Blood Pressure appointment.

 

All Dr. Bunney's patients have been transferred to his job-share partner Dr. Jackie Tolhurst. She has increased her number of surgeries per week. We are currently interviewing for his replacement at the moment and awaiting appointment. If any of Dr. Bunney's patients wish to change their doctor please speak to a member of reception. Dr. Oliver Hassall is taking on new patients.

We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice. Click on the Friends & Family tab on the right below Further Information for more details. If you would like to give us more detailed feedback about the services we provide you can do this by completing a review on the NHS Choices website. To view Januarys results please click here.

Diabetes Clinic

We have two nurses trained in the care of patients with diabetes, Sandy Norman and Catherine Pouncey. Sandy and Catherine have both completed the ENB 928 course and Sandy has trained to initiate insulin therapy in general practice.

The clinic nurses are able to diagnose, plan treatment and monitor patients with Type I and Type II diabetes, and also diagnose and monitor patients with 'pre-diabetes'.  A care-plan is agreed with the GP. 

Stable patients are usually seen twice yearly (unless otherwise agreed).  This involves an annual appointment with a fasting blood test, in the month of the patient's birthday, and a follow up six months later with a non-fasting blood test.

Appointments for diabetic clinic are usually booked in advance via the treatment room on 01271 314236.

Housebound patients are seen by the community nurses and their care shared with the GP and Sandy. If necessary patients care is shared by specialists at the hospital.  The nurses are constantly updating to provide up to date evidence-based care, attending regular courses for diabetes and diabetes related care.

Opening Times

The Diabetic Clinic opening times are as follows:

Monday  14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday     08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday  08:30 - 12:30
Thursday           08:30 - 12:30
Friday  14:00 - 15:30 
 
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