Alexandra Cooper provides the practice nursing services for the practice. All appointments need to be booked through reception.
Management of chronic illness and disease prevention
Carefully monitoring patients with chronic illness is a major role for our nursing team. Ensuring patients are on the correct treatments and keeping a close watch on aspects such as blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, kidney function and disease symptoms all help to prevent disease getting worse and new diseases emerging.
If you have a chronic health problem such as:
- Heart disease
- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)
- Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
You will be sent an invitation to see the practice nurse at least once a year around the time of your birthday. Please make every effort to attend and don’t forget to have your blood tests done if a form has been sent with your letter. Every year over a thousand reminder letters have to be sent out to non-attendees.
Please help us to help you by coming in within 4-6 weeks of your invitation. If your health and age prevents you from attending the surgery please ring and let us know so that we can arrange for someone to see you at home.
A designated Diabetes Clinic runs every Monday morning however you are free to be seen at another time.
Treatment Room Services
A limited treatment room service is provided at the surgery for dressings, suture removal and injections. We recognise that within the community there is often a clinic nearer to patients home and the need to attend for regular dressings or treatments may make these services more convenient. Leg ulcer and chronic wound dressings require expertise and therefore we would actively encourage patients to attend the community centres that provide these services every day.
Ancoats Primary Care Centre Tel: 0161 274 1640 (Corner of Piercy St and Caruthers St, behind Old Mill St)
Opening times: Mon-Fri 08:00 – 19:00 and Sat-Sun 09:00 – 18:00 (No appointment necessary)
Clayton Health Centre Tel: 0161 231 1151
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (appointment only)
Newton Heath Health Centre Tel: 0161 684 9696
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday 09:30 – 11:30 (appointment only)
Leg ulcer clinic Wednesday 08:30 – 16:00 (appointment only)
Crumpsall Clinic Tel: 0161 861 2950
Opening times: Monday and Friday 13:30- 15:30 (appointment only)
Harpurhey Health Centre and Newton Health Centre Tel: 0161 861 2400
Opening times: Monday and Friday 09:00 – 11:30 (appointment only)
Assistant Practitioner Services
Janette Sammons, our Assistant Practitioner, plays an important role supporting the qualified nurses within the practice. You may be asked to see Janette by your GP or Nurse for a variety of services such as blood pressure checks, heart tracings (ECG), Glucose tolerance tests, new patient registration assessments and smoking cessation. If you wish to have a general health check please make an appointment to see Janette.
At the current time Janette is training to take on a new and exciting advanced role as an assistant practitioner; therefore her role will be expanding over the next 12-18 months.