The Charterhouse Surgery, 59 Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JNTel: 01689 769106
GP with specialism in family planning and sexual health
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
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.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Our pharmacists are able to see patients for minor illnesses, long term conditions, medication reviews by telephone or face to face appointments. They can also deal with any complex medication related queries.
The midwife attends the surgery every Tuesday between 14:00 - 15:30.
The community nurses attached to the practice are responsible for providing nursing care in the home. This is usually arranged by your doctor or through the hospital prior to discharge.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. We do not have a visiting health visitor. Appointments have to be made directly with her office in order to arrange a location and time for a meeting.
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