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Please remember your local pharmacist can offer professional free advice and can answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medications.

Vitamin D can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacist or health food shop. People at risk of Vit D deficiency are those under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people who have low exposure to sunlight, People with darker skin and people over 65.

New guidance from the CCG is that GP's can no longer issue prescriptions for any medications that can be bought over the counter, such as Paracetamol, Calpol, Aspirin, or hay fever medications like Cetirizine. This includes both adults and children.

Please see below a link for videos on treating a number of minor illnesses including sickness, flu and fevers.

Please be aware that Smear test results are currently taking 4-6 weeks to process by the laboratory. You will be sent letters directly from them. The results do not come to the surgery first.

The most efficient way to order a prescription is to use our electronic prescribing system - click here to read more

Nurse Practitioners

Jeremy Blakeborough

Jeremy first joined the NHS in 1978 as an Operating Department Orderly as a summer relief job. A proposed career in motor engineering was abandoned with the start of Registered General Nurse training. After qualification and a period "staffing" in a west London hospital Jeremy undertook Registered Mental Nurse training to obtain a dual qualification. Marriage, family and relocation to Suffolk provided a Community Nursing opportunity and subsequent District Nurse qualification. Senior District Nurse post and management posts followed. Over the Millennium Jeremy returned to University to undertake BSc Honours in Nurse Practitioner. This has been followed with a prescribing qualification and specialist course in Diabetes. In addition Jeremy has been a First Responder with the Ambulance Service and is a former qualified Expedition Medic and served abroad and at home in the UK.

Jo Scoones

Jo has worked at Monkfield Medical practice for 7 years. She has been a Nurse for over 30 years training in London. She has a background in general nursing, initially working in hospital in gynaecology, ophthalmology and ENT, then working in the community both in London and Cambridge as a Health Visitor. Since then she has qualified as a Nurse Practitioner and prescriber, with a specialist diploma in Family Planning and Reproductive Sexual Health.
RGN, DipHV, BSc(Hons)NP, NDFRSH.

June Grainger (Minor Illness Nurse)

June joined the practice in February 2015. She qualified as a registered nurse and paediatric nurse and specialises in asthma and contraception.

Nurses

Sue Colquhoun

Sue Colquhoun trained at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge then worked in the hospital and out patients departments until starting work as a Practice Nurse in 1997.  She has been working at MMP since 2005.

Patricia Corcoran

Trish qualified as an RGN at Ipswich School of Nursing.
She has a diploma in Diabetes Care and a diploma in Asthma Care and is Family Planning trained.

Paula Shaw

Paula has been registered as a nurse since 1988, a practice nurse for the past 9 years and she has additional qualifications in contraception and sexual health and diabetes.

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

Laura Stampe

Senior Healthcare Assistant

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.

Phlebotomists

Mrs Lisa Poole

Lisa joined the Practice in October 2016 as a Phlebotomist.

 
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