Health Care at the Surgery
In addition to the GP team we can offer
The Practice Nurse Team and SMART clinics
If you suffer from an illness such as; Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Failure, COPD, Asthma or other long term conditions our nurses will regularly monitor you and provide support to manage your health and medication.
Systematic Medication And Review of Treatments (SMART) clinics provide a consistent follow-up service for people with long term conditions to enable them to live well.
The practice nurse role also includes;
- Family planning
- Travel and childhood immunisations
- Health care promotion
- Minor surgery clinics
Health Care Assistant
Our qualified Health Care Assistant can offer;
- Smoking cessation advice in a one to one clinic with follow up support
- New patient registration checks
- Cardio Vascular Health Checks
- Hypertension management
Community Nursing Team – District Nurses
The Community Nursing Team is available to offer advice and home nursing care for the acute and chronically sick, including the provision of various nursing aids.
To speak to the District Nurse please ring: 01989 769081
In addition to our Community Nurses, Fownhope is part of a wider multi-disciplinary team which supports patients with long term conditions. The team includes; social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Fownhope Medical Centre has 2 in-house Physiotherapists who can see patients on Tuesday mornings and Thursdays. Our GPs can refer patients directly to the Physiotherapist for help with musculo-skeletal problems. Talk to your GP initially who will be able to advise on the service available.
The Community Midwife is the primary carer during pregnancy and will advise on all the routine tests and services offered. Routine appointments are based at the surgery and the midwife will liaise directly with your doctor if necessary. Once your baby is born, you will both continue to be cared for by a Community Midwife until your baby is 10 days old.
The Practice has an attached Health Visitor who sees patients by appointment at their homes and in the surgery. She will offer help and advice on under 5 s and general child development. She is available for help and advice on many issues including medical, social or any concern that affects the well being of the family.
Services available privately at Fownhope Medical Centre
Dr Bridget Scott (B.M B.cH Lic.Ac.) is a private acupuncture practitioner based at the surgery. Acupuncture can alleviate specific symptoms or long term conditions and can be used alongside conventional medicine. Appointments should be made directly with Dr Scott on: 01432 860884.
Qualified Clinical Masseur Laura Williams is a private practitioner based at the surgery. Appointments should be made directly with Laura on: 01568 760099.
Nicola Johnson is a specialist manipulative physiotherapist with over 25 years experience. Appointments should be made directly with Nicola on: 07891378379 or by email: email@example.com