There are a number of people providing health care services, based at our premises, who are not actually part of the practice team and are not managed by the practice. These individuals or teams have their own contact points and telephone number, which are not always made available to the public.
There are a pool of District Nurses (community nurses) shared with other practices in Scarborough, some of which are based at Prospect Road.
Patients who are house bound and who feel they need nursing attention may request a visit from the District Nurse who will assess their need for nursing care. They can be contacted through the surgery.
If you need nursing care following hospital treatment the hospital will usually arrange it for you. If requested, they can also provide yearly health check visits to patients aged over 75 or who are housebound.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received further 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. They normally become involved with our patients after the birth of a baby or with new patients with children under 5, after registering with the practice.
COUNSELLING AND PRIMARY CARE MENTAL HEALTH WORKER
Kay White and Liz Hepples, our primary mental health workers, provide help, support and advice for patients suffering from anxiety, stress or depression. If you feel you may benefit from seeing either of them please discuss it with your doctor so an appointment can be made, if appropriate.
CHIROPODY AND FOOT CARE
These are provided at the surgery. If you wish to see the chiropodist or foot care assistant you will need to see your doctor first.
ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR SERVICE
Kath Nicholson from the Addictive Behaviour Service holds a weekly clinic at the surgery. She provides specialist help for people with drug or alcohol problems. If you wish to see her then please make an appointment with your doctor first.