Specialist Respiratory Nurse
Helen will assess and manage all patients with COPD and Asthma. This includes spirometry testing, peak flow reading, inhaler techniques and treatment advice. Patients will be invited to clinic or alternatively patients can make their own appointment at reception.
Our practice nurses offer a full range of clinics. Patients are invited routinely depending on how well disease is controlled. The clinic consists of an overall general health check and relevant screening including blood and urine test, dietary advice and blood pressure, weight & spirometry testing. Medication will often be reviewed during the consultation.
The practice nurse is able to offer treatment, advice, support and care on a variety of health issues, including: Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Asthma, Diet, Smoking and Child health. She can also offer special services for women, such as well women clinics giving Cervical Smears, Contraception advice, Breast awareness sessions and advice on HRT.
Your GP can refer you to see the practice nurse, or you can refer yourself by asking for an appointment at reception. Sometimes advice can be given over the telephone.