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Littlebourne Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages and social distancing during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Littlebourne Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy (our preferred option)
  2. Collect in person from Littlebourne Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 721515, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (Bridge Health Centre or London Road) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.


 Cossington House Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Cossington House Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy
  2. Collect in person from London Road Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 763377, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (London Road or Bridge Health Centre) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.

 Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this temporary arrangement may cause you

On behalf of the Partners thank you for your co-operation - Canterbury Medical Practice


COVID 19 - Medication Information 

As a practice, we recognise that supply of medication is crucial at this difficult time and that it is natural to feel anxious about any disruption. We are assured that no significant shortages are expected, and there are plans in place to maintain supplies. It's important that patients only order what they need at the usual time. There is no need to stockpile or order earlier than usual. This will help limit the pressure on our reception staff, dispensary and community pharmacies. If you are self-isolating, another adult can collect medication on your behalf - it doesn't need to be a relative. We will update patients as soon as possible if there any changes to prescription systems. Thank you for your co-operation

Nurse Practitioners

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is a fully qualified, registered and experienced nurse who can see patients presenting with undifferentiated clinical presentations (i.e. a condition which has not already been documented in the clinical record nor has it been previously diagnosed by another appropriate Health Care Professional) and diagnose disease via comprehensive history-taking, physical examinations and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. They see patients at the Practice and can undertake home visits.

Their combination of years of nursing experience and higher qualifications enable ANPs to manage many illnesses and long-term conditions. They can recommend treatment plans for a wide range of acute and chronic disease including the prescribing of medication and referral to specialists and other healthcare services.

They can see all patients except children under two years and pregnant women.

They are not able to sign Fit notes (MED 3) or prescriptions for controlled drug medications or see children aged under 2 years.

They work closely with the GPs as a team and therefore can access appropriate support if a patient presentation requires a medical opinion.

Andrea Thomas (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Andrea

Annaliese Woods

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Annaliese Woods

Melissa Allinson (f)

Nurse Practitioner


mel A

Ilsa Clark (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ilsa

Nadra Constance (f)

Nurse Practitioner

Nadra

Nurses

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as:

  • Family planning / contraception
  • Healthy living advice
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Dressings and wound management
  • Cervical Smears
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel health information and vaccinations
  • Removal of stiches / staples

The practice nurses are also qualified to run clinics for long-term health conditions including asthma, COPD and diabetes

Tina Ismail (f)

Tina

Nurse Manager

Sharon Cronin (f)

Sharon

Practice Nurse

Julie Everard (f)

Julie

Practice Nurse

Amanda Jefferson (f)

Mandy

Practice Nurse

Melanie Latteur (f)

Mel

Practice Nurse

Louise Alexander (f)

Practice Nurse

Louise

Karly Madams (f)

Trainee Practice Nurse

karly

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants are appropriately trained clinicians who support practice nurses with their daily work and work to protocols in order to undertake various tasks such as:

  • Urine testing
  • Blood Pressure measurements
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Simple dressings
  • Assist with minor operations
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • NHS Patient Health Checks
  • ECG recording
  • Phlebotomy (taking blood)
  • Flu vaccinations – working under Patient Specific Directions
  • B12  injections – working under Patient Specific Directions
  • To act as a chaperone as required
Gill Moon

Gill

Health Care Assistant

Nikki Murphy

Nikki

Advanced Healthcare Assistant

Jacqueline Johnston (f)

Advanced Healthcare Assistant

jac

Phlebotomists

Katie Griffin (f)

Katie G

 
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