Nursing Team Leader
Sheila Price, our Nurse Manager, is responsible for the running of the nursing team within the Surgery. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the nursing care provided, please contact her. The nurses are able to see patients with minor infections or illnesses, thereby saving the GP's valuable time. There are appointments available on most days. If you feel Sheila or her team could help you rather than seeing a GP, please ask for an appointment with the nurses. If you are unsure, please ask the receptionist.
We have a team of practice nurses:-
- Lead Nurse: Sheila Price, RGN
- Jean Milne, RGN
- Catherine Higgins, RGN
- Sue Norton, RGN
- Rebecca Cook RGN
- Wendy Seccombe RN
They are supported by Denise Askew and Georgie Toogood our Health Care Assistants.
We also have two dedicated phlebotomists; Georgie Toogood and Belinda Miles.
All our nurses have wide experience and receive regular update training.
They are available by appointment only Monday - Friday. They are part of the Primary Health Care Team and play an important role in the management of your care. The following are some of their many skilled duties:-
Healthy lifestyle management and advice including:-
- Alcohol consumption advice
- Blood pressure checks
- Diet and weight reduction advice
- Smoking Cessation advice
- Asthma management
- Blood tests
- Cervical Cytology (smears), and breast awareness including teaching self-examination
- Coronary Heart Disease management
- Contraception advice and management
- Diabetes management
- Ear syringing
- ECG tests
- High blood pressure management
- Hormone replacement therapy checks and management
- Immunisation and vaccinations
- Minor illness
- Spirometry (lung function test)
- Suture removal
- Travel advice and vaccinations
- Health advice via telephone when available
- Various clinical tests requested by Doctor
- Wound checks and dressings
Our receptionists can advise you whether to make an appointment with the nurse or doctor with regards to the above aspects of your care.
The Primary Care Trust also employs other staff attached to the Surgery
Your District Nurse Manager is :-
- Karen Oliver, RGN, DN
Karen will lead the District Nursing Team to deliver evidence-based practice care to patients in the community. The nurses work closely with your G.P, and other agencies to ensure the quality and continuity of your care to a high standard.
The District Nurse and her team are responsible for giving nursing care, support and advice to those people suffering from acute, long-term and terminal illnesses, both in their own homes and within residential care. They can be contacted on 01903 843806 between 9 am - 4.30 pm Monday - Friday.
Our Health Visitor contact is Fran Griffin on Worthing 01903 843802.
Health Visitors improve public health by working with individuals, families and communities. The main focus of their work with our patients is families with children from birth to 5 years. They also assist with smoking cessation and health promotion. They are also happy to arrange appointments with parents of school age children.
The Health Visitors offer individual or family appointments at the Surgery, home or a community location according to the wishes and needs of the patients.
Midwives are based at South Lodge in Worthing and can be contacted on Worthing 01903 276807.