The Practice Nurse Team consists of Jenny Pullen, Chris Eldridge, Beverley Al-Hillawi and Eileen McCarter. Their general duties include wound dressings, ECG monitoring, Cervical Smears, Ear Care and lots more!
Jenny’s specialist areas are Travel Clinic (Click here for details) & Immunisations (childhood / adult).
Chris specialises in diabetes care.
Beverley specialises in respiratory care.
Health Care Assistant(s)
Eileen McCarter, runs a clinic in the morning to take blood when requested by your doctor or nurse. She is also able to test urine, take ECG heart tracings and monitor blood pressure. Eileen can also provide Smoking Cessation advice and support and NHS Health Checks.
District Nurses provide skilled nursing care to patients in their own homes. We are fortunate in having an excellent district nursing team allocated to the practice but they are now based in Thame where they work with other district nurses and other community staff. District Nurses provide care for the chronic sick, acute illnesses, wound care, leg ulcer management and prevention, early discharges from hospital, palliative and terminal care, counselling and support for patients and carers. Due to budgetary constraints at AVCCG, the district nursing team may not be able to do everything they have previously done for our patients. If they are not allowed to assist then they will discuss alternative sources of help with you.
We have a Health Visitor allocated to the practice from the local Health Visiting team based in Thame. They are available to give advice and support on any matters affecting health, particularly for expectant mothers, families with young children and the elderly. As well as monitoring and advising on the growth and development of young children, they also run post-natal groups to support mothers and teach baby massage. Due to budgetary constraints at AVCCG, the health visiting team may not be able to do everything they have previously done for our patients. If they are not allowed to assist then they will discuss alternative sources of help with you. If you have any concerns or would like to see a member of the team, please phone on 01296 212353.
The Midwife is attached to the practice and is available to provide maternity services in practice. If you are pregnant, you can collect a maternity pack from reception. As well as providing useful information for the early stages of pregnancy, there is a form inside which we would ask you to complete and return to reception. This informs the midwife of your pregnancy and allows her to contact you to arrange the necessary tests and first appointment.