Active Health Portland has several Practice Nurses who between them have a vast range of experience in both Hospitals and Medical Clinics.
The Practice Nurses role is quite varied and some of the services which can be performed for patients include:
- Blood tests
- Wound care
- Eye tests
- Travel advice
- Mantoux Testing and
- assisting with minor procedures
Active Health Portland nurses implement a dedicated Chronic Disease Management program within the clinic. Part of the role of the nurse working in this program is to undertake a range of assessments and monitoring for patients which can include:
- Assessments for 75 years+ patients and 40- 49 years patients
- Diabetes Management and Coordination
- Management of Chronic Diseases through GP Management plans and Team Care arrangements
The Practice Nurses also see many new patients to do an initial assessment before they see the doctor and also to get some of the patients medical history. This allows the doctor to focus on the patients needs during the consult.
The Practice Nurses also see patients undertaking Employment Medicals. The nurse working with these patients does part of the initial assessment and testing required by the employer during these appointments.
The Practice Nurse role is vital in ensuring patients get the best quality of care during their time at Active Health Portland. Each day Active Health Portland has a minimum of one Practice Nurse available during opening hours.
If you would like further information about our Practice Nurses role or would like to discuss your care with them please talk to your GP or ask at Reception.