Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
The district nursing service provided by Central Surrey Health is responsible for nursing care to patients in their homes or residential homes in the community. The district nursing sister is responsible for the assessment and review of the needs of each individual patient and carer and the provision of an appropriate care plan. Referrals to the service can be made either by your doctor, hospital or self-referral.
District nurses also run clinics at New Haw Day Centre and St Mary’s Day Centre. Leg ulcer and well leg clinics are also run by the service.