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    Information on the Coronavirus

    New guidance for booster vaccinations In response to concerns about the new Omicron variant, the JCVI has recommended that booster vaccinations should be offered to all adults and that the gap between the second dose and booster is reduced to a minimum of 3 months.
    People who are severely immunosuppressed and have had their 3rd dose will also be offered a booster, a minimum of 3 months after their third dose.
    These recommendations will come into effect from 13 December. As before, people will be prioritised according to age and risk, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn for your booster.
    Unfortunately we are not able to offer boosters to people under 40 due to the need to maintain other vital primary care services.
    However, there are a number of local vaccination services available which you will be able to choose from using the NHS National Booking Service.
    If you are aged 40 or over or in an at risk group and had your second dose 6 months ago, you can book your booster now at
    www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.
    Otherwise, please wait to be contacted

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Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Our surgery currently has three Advanced Nurse Practitioners who have specialist skills and experience.

They all run their own clinics and can offer assessment and advice on minor illnesses, minor injuries, home care, and medication available from the chemist without a prescription, and a wide range of other medical issues.

Nurse practitioners are qualified experienced nurses, educated up to a Masters degree level, who work as independent, autonomous practitioners.

Nurse practitioners training enables them to:

  • Perform an in-depth clinical physical examination
  • Initiate investigations where necessary
  • Reach a diagnosis
  • Advise on treatments and where necessary prescribe medication for acute problems
  • Refer to other members of the healthcare team where appropriate or necessary.

The Nurse Practitioners are available daily as part of Clinician Call Back and by appointment on request.

Nurse Practitioners are able to prescribe independently. A Doctor is always available to review you if the Nurse Practitioner feels it is necessary.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Graeme Archibald

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Louisa Maven

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Simon Pannell

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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