The Practice Nurses provide:
- first aid to minor injuries
- blood pressure checks
- dressing of wounds
- ear syringing
- removals of sutures
- routine injections (vitamins, hormones etc)
- baby immunisation clinic
- general health advice.
Our nurses also provide regular health promotion advice:
- travel and vaccinations
- cholesterol level tests
- asthma management
- smoking cessation
- diabetes management
- alcohol consumption management
- well person routine health checks
- diet and weight reduction
- cervical cytology
- HRT checks
- hypertension management
- well woman and family planning.
Please use the services of the nurse where possible to allow doctors to carry out diagnostic consultations.
If you require a blood test only, using the services of a phlebotomist saves valuable practice nurse time. Requests for blood tests are usually via the doctor or practice nurse.
The Health Visitors are based at:
Ilkeston Health Centre
TELEPHONE 0115 8440591
Health Visitor Clinics
Eastwood Sure Start Children's Centre
Eastwood Sure Start are 2nd & 4th Week of the month on a Wednesday 1 - 3.15pm
Kimberley Health Centre
1st & 3rd week of the month on a Tuesday 9 - 11.15am
The District Nurses provide skilled nursing care, advice, support, health promotion/education and screening to patients and carers within their own homes who are unable to attend the surgery.
Contact 03000 830 100
Weekly antenatal clinics and booking clinics are run at the surgery and the Childrens Centre on Chewton Street.
Counselling services are available. These can be organised after a review with a Doctor or you can self refer by asking at Reception for a Self Referal Leaflet.
New Patient Health Check
All newly registered patients over the age of five are asked to have a health check with the health care assistant within four weeks of joining the practice. A 20 minute appointment with the nurse will be offered on registering with us.
It is very important that children and babies are fully immunised. Illnesses such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are, thankfully, rare now because of recent immunisation policies. Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and it is strongly recommended that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby injections (there are very few contra-indications).
If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisations, please feel free to discuss them with your doctor, the practice nurse or the health visitor.
NHS Heart Check-Up
How’s your heart today?
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family.
Have your free NHS Heart Check-Up and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain and improve your health.
Who do I need an NHS Heart Check-Up?
We know that your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and dementia increases with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
|• being overweight||• being physically inactive|
|• not eating healthily||• smoking|
|• drinking too much alcohol||• high cholesterol|
What happens at the check?
This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and stroke.
|• The check will take about 20-30 minutes.|
|• You’ll be asked some simple questions. For example, about your family history and choices which may put your health at risk|
|• We’ll record your height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity.|
|• We’ll take your blood pressure.|
|• We’ll do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level.|
For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck or call the NHS Health Check helpline on 0845 850 9850 (please be aware that calls cost a maximum of 5p per minute from a BT landline. Mobiles and other networks may vary. You may be charged a minimum cost per call).