Long Furlong Medical Centre45 Loyd CloseAbingdon, Oxon, OX14 1XRTel: 01235 522379
Staff News: Congratulations to Claire Austin-Archer (our HCA) who gave birth to a healthy baby girl on 28 August.
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Heather is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and able to diagnose, treat and prescribe for patients aged over 1 year of age. She is not able to treat patients with pregnancy related problems and does not offer the services provided by our Practice Nurses. To arrange an appointment with Heather, please book online or contact Reception on 01235 522379. Heather has appointments each week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Practice Nurses, Cate Wilkinson (BSc, RGN) and Becky Collins (BSc, RGN) are available for vaccinations, ear syringing, wound care, blood pressure monitoring, chronic disease clinics, flu clinics, some contraceptive services, healthy lifestyle advice and cervical smears. They also assist GPs with minor operations and coil fittings. Please book your appointment with reception who will ask you the reason for your visit to ascertain the length of appointment required with the nurse.
Practice Nurse: Alison Plaistow (RGN) is new to practice nursing but has a wealth of nursing experience and can already provide a wide range of appointments for our patients. She also has a special interest in continence and can offer bladder and bowel assessments and advice for our adult patients.
Due to the varying times needed for their consultations, appointments with our nurses can only be booked via Reception.
Cate works 2 days a week. In addition to general practice nursing, she is a diabetes, specialist nurse and will be looking after our diabetic patients.
Becky works 3 days per week. In addition to her general practice nursing skills, Becky is our lead nurse for Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma and COPD. She is also able to provide contraception advice.
Alison works 4 days per week. In addition to general practice nursing, she has interest in continence and able to provide bladder and bowel advice and assessments for our adult patients.
Claire works on Tuesday and Thursday. She is able to provide the following services: blood tests, blood pressure reviews, ECGs, ear syringing, hearing screening, smoking cessation, weight management / lifestyle advice and Health Checks. To arrange an appointment with Claire, please phone reception on 01235 522379. n.b. Blood tests with Claire can be booked on line.
Ann, our phlebotomist is trained to take bloods only and therefore patients who require any of the health checks offered by the nurses should book an appointment with the practice nurses.
Appointments for blood tests are available to be booked on line or via Reception.
Diana can be contacted at the surgery on 01235 522379
All our reception staff are involved in general office duties but also have responsibilities for particular administrative areas:
Sallie - Reception Team Leader & Care Co-ordinatorJudyNicolaDonnaJackieMaureen
Please contact Gill or Debbie if you have a query with a hospital referral or a letter from your GP. The secretaries can be contacted each morning on 01235 522379.
Midwife: Barbara, our community midwife holds ante-natal clinics at the surgery on Tueday afternoons between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To book an appointment please contact reception. Barbara can also be contacted at other times on 01865 904876
District Nurses are available to care for those patients who are confined to their homes. This includes provision of post-operative or terminal care along with various other duties. – Telephone 01865 904647. Fax: 01865 261751
Health Visitors are attached to this practice; their work is concerned with the families of the practice patients, in particular with children up to the age of five years old. They are available most mornings before 10:00 am at their office on the following telephone number – 01235 526584.
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