Nicki Pettiford is a highly qualified specialist in medicines and how they work. If you are taking medication over the long-term, experiencing side effects or had your medication changed while you were in hospital she is here to manage, advise and help you get better and stay well.
Midwives look after women during their pregnancy and help to monitor the health of mum and baby to ensure that the pregnancy is progressing normally. They also ensure that plans are in place for the delivery and in the early weeks and months that both mum and baby are doing well. They are also there to support new or inexperienced parents.
Community Nurses, also known as District Nurses will often take care of patients in their own home along with the GPs. They provide similar services to the Practice Nurse team, but also specialise in palliative care and dealing with frail, housebound or patients with mobility problems.
Health Visitors are nurses who specialise in the care of children and their families and in helping these groups to stay healthy. They will often go out to visit patients in their own homes and are a regularly involved in child protection cases.
The Midwives, Health Visitors and Community Nurses are not employed by the practice, but work alongside us in coordinating patient care, They can be contacted on:-
Midwives 0300 421 6724
Health Visiting Teams 0300 421 6712, 6714 or 6715
District Nurses 0300 421 6074