Dennis Richards (m) RGN(Dip) BSc(Hons) NMP(Dip)
Our Nurse Practitioner is a member of the nursing team who has undertaken additional training in order to treat a variety of minor ailments, e.g. tonsillitis, ear infections and rashes etc, he is able to issue prescriptions if required. He runs his own clinic in parallel with the our doctors and carries out telephone appointments each morning Monday to Thursday and afternoon appointments Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears. Some Nurses can also prescribe for certain conditions.
Our nursing team covers both Davenal House and Stoke Prior Surgeries. The service provided includes: general treatment room duties, routine immunisations, health promotion, cervical smears, chronic disease management, family planning and travel health advice.
Alison Peplow (f) RGN BSc (Hons) NMP
Alison has been employed to help manage our housebound and Nursing home patients. She carries out regular visits in the community managing both chronic disease reviews and acute medical issues.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
They have regular bookable appointments at Davenal House and some appointments at Stoke Prior.