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ENG1 Shipping Medicals

We have a Maritime and Coastguard Agency Approved Doctor qualified for ENG1 certificates - please check 'Clinics & Services' for more information.

Friends and Family Test

Have your say on the service we provide. Please complete our test by clicking on the 'Friend and Family Survey' link on the right hand side of this page

Your doctor

Is the doctor you regularly see different to the doctor you are actually registered with? If so, you can easily re-register with your usual doctor - just ask the Receptionist.

Test Results
Open for enquires Monday-Friday 10-12am & 2-5pm. In order to answer your queries more quickly we have a direct option number to obtain test results.

Out of Hours
For urgent medical problems when the surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 on 111.

Extended Opening Hours

We are open on Monday evenings from 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm and Wednesday mornings from 7.00 am to 8.00 am.  Please note these appointments are for patients who are unable to attend during our normal opening hours.

Text Messaging

Missed appointments increase waiting times for all our patients.  To help improve our patient services, we will send you a FREE reminder via text before your appointment.  Should you no longer need your appointment early cancellation will enable us to provide care to another patient.  It couldn't be easier to register - simply provide your mobile phone number and a day or so before your next appointment you will receive a reminder detailing the date and time direct to your mobile phone.  Sign up now!  Never miss another appointment.

 

Nurses

There are 5 Practice Nurses, 4 Health Care Assistants and two Phlebotomists who work at Saltash Health Centre:

Nurse Practitioner Rita Swift, RGN, B phil.

Practice Nurses Angela Toward, RGN, Lisa Taylor, RGN, Sarah Porter, RGN, Janine Hunt, RGN.

Health Care Assistants: Sharon Nightingale HCA, Shirley Farrell HCA, Kareena Parkes HCA, Jane Ivins HCA

Phelobotomists Lesley Warrington and Debbie Bedford 

Here is a message from our Practice Nurses:

There is a wide range of medical problems that we are happy to see you about at the surgery by making an appointment. Some of the following are examples of the conditions that are within our training and competenece and we are happy to deal with: Vaccinations and Immunisations including overseas travel advice Removal of stitches Ear syringing (we suggest you soften the ear wax first by instilling olive oil drops for a few days) Cervical smears Repeat prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy Dressings Verrucas Athletes Foot Nappy rash Threadworms Headlice All of the nurses are able to give advice about all aspects of family planning and are happy to see you for routine review of the oral contraceptive pill. We are also happy to give advice over the phone and if you ask the receptionist to speak to us, she will take a contact number so that we can ring you back when we are not seeing patients in the surgery.

There are some conditions that you may have felt more appropriate to see a GP about in the past. Some of the nurses have extended their expertise to deal with these problems and you may like to consider seeing the nurse practitioner about minor and/or acute illness. Some examples are listed below. “Thrush” Scabies Conjunctivitis (sticky eyes) Impetigo Sore throat Cystitis Earache Rashes. Please feel free to ask for an appointment with the nurse practitioner if you would like to. If you present with a problem that the nurse does not feel she can cope with she can always arrange for a Doctor to give further advice about it.

Our Health Care Assistants undertake phlebotomy, new patient and patient health checks, health promotion, dressings, blood pressure checks, spirometry, stop smoking advice, assisting at minor operations, chaperoning. Please feel free to make an appointment to see one of our Health Care Assistants.

Health Practitioners

Mr Kieran Bignell (m)
Miss Anita Cawley (f)

We have General Practice Paramedics working alongside our GP's and Nurses providing care in our Urgent care Clinics.

Phlebotomists

Each morning we have 3 phlebotomists, Lesley Warrington, Debbie Bedford and Jane Ivins at the surgery to take blood from patients as requested by the hospital, GPs and practice nurses. You can make an appointment to see them between 8.30 am and 12.00 by contacting the receptionists. Please remember that they can only take blood tests and you will need to see the practice nurse and doctor for anything else.

 
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