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Redwell Medical Centre

1 Turner Road, Wellingborough, NN8 4UT

Telephone 01933 423424

The Nursing Team

Our treatment area team hold weekly clinics for which appointments can be made by our receptionists for:

  • Asthma/COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Travel immunisations (at least 8 weeks’ notice)
  • Dressings
  • Contraception
  • Various health promotion clinics

They also carry out ear syringing, removal of stitches, injections, NHS health checks and other treatments.

Practice Nurses

Holly Boustred – Clinical Lead Nurse
Stacey Hunter

Health Care Assistants

Rebecca Horton (Trainee Nursing Associate)
Mandy Pell
Megan Petrie

Other

We have a team of Macmillan nurses, who provide support to patients (and their families) with a diagnosis of cancer or terminal illness.

District Nursing Service

District nursing care is usually reserved for individuals who are housebound, that is they are only able to leave home by ambulance, or there should be some other reason why home visits are appropriate. They can be contacted by calling SPOA (Single Point Of Access) on 0300 777 0002.

All patients referred for continence promotion will be given a full assessment. Continence is the goal, with continence products used only as a last resort or short-term option.

Any member of the team may visit patients, this may include staff members from around the area and bank staff.

All packages of care will include health promotion, supporting the service’s overall aim of encouraging greater independence and well-being.

What District Nurses Do

  • Complex Assessment of health needs
  • Wound assessment care
  • Acute and Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Palliative and Terminal Care
  • Promotion of self-care whenever possible
  • Administration of treatment using specialised nursing equipment and medication

What District Nurses Don’t Do

  • Patients who need help with personal hygiene, bathing, meals, housework, day care, respite, getting up, going to bed or toileting should be referred to social service
  • District Nurses cannot carry out ‘check’ visits, all patients should have a recognised nursing need
  • Appointments times are not usually given for non-times treatment as this can lead to confusion, broken promises, rushed practitioners and inequity of care
  • District Nurses should not be used as an emergency service
  • Collecting prescriptions is a job for families, the home help or carers employed by the social services department or private agency, not skilled nurses
  • Voluntary agencies can often help with filling out forms such as benefit applications
  • Filling dosset boxes and administering oral, nasal and ophthalmic medication (such as eye drops) should be done by families, carers or social services