The Practice Nurses perform many tasks.
- Cervical Smears
- Ear Syringing
- Travel Injections
- Diabetic checks
- Asthma and COPD checks
- Injections: Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia
- Childhood Immunisations
- Family Planning
- Removal of Stitches
- Smoking Cessation
- ECG's and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Blood Tests and INR's: Phelbotomist and HCA's
- NHS Health Checks: HCA's
Practice Nurses also assist the doctor with the following:
- Minor Surgery
- Mirena Coil Fitting
Family Planning Clinics are held at Cowfold on Tuesday evenings between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. Appointments required.
We offer regular cervical smear screening every 3 years for women between the ages of 25 to 50 and women between the ages of 50 and 65 every 5 years who are registered with the practice. You will be sent a reminder letter and asked to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
The breast screening service offers regular screening for all women over the age of 50 years. You will be sent a card inviting you to attend for a mammogram.
A letter will be sent to parents informing them when immunisations are due. This letter will offer you an appointment with the practice nurse for you to bring your child along for these immunisations.
It is important to keep as close as possible to the schedule. If you cannot make the appointment that you have been offered then please telephone the surgery as soon as possible to rearrange.