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We are developing our team here at Sunnyside to really suit the changing needs of our patients, as well as work within the pressures currently facing the NHS.  All of us at Sunnyside work closely together as a team to offer the services that everyone needs and we are thrilled to welcome Matt Thomson, Paramedic, to the Acute Illness Team and Suzy Phillipps, Diabetic Lead, to the Nursing Team. 


We know that different patients really need different things from us: - 




  • Some patients struggle with several medical problems and are frail and vulnerable,  these patients really need continuity of care from a doctor who knows them.  we are committed to ensuring that we have a good team of doctors to look after these patients well and all or our patient are allocated to a named GP who carries responsibility for their care.




  • Other patients who are usually well, occasionally develop an acute illness or concern which they want to get checked out quickly.  Often these symptoms can e managed by a chat with your pharmacist who can treat urine infections, conjunctivitis, impetigo, nappy rash etch.  If not we have expanded our Acute Illness Team who are available everyday to assess you.  they can arrange treatment or refer you onto a GP if they think necessary.




  • Our excellent Nursing Team will continue to provide monitoring and support form patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and COPD.  We have expanded our Nursing Team so we now have much quicker availability for appointments for blood tests, ECGs, BP checks etc.




  • Queries about investigations, sick notes, medications etc can often be sorted over the telephone, saving you from needing to come in for an appointment.  Please explain your query to one of our Reception Team and they will arrange for a doctor or nurse to phone you back if necessary.  Equally, our Reception Team can give you contact details for the District Nurses, Community Matron, Dementia Care Practitioner, Midwife etc or pass a message on.




To help you get the right help, first time,  we are developing the role of our reception team.  We are asking them to talk to you a little more than previously about what issue you need help with so that they can make sure you get the right appointment if you need one or sort out any queries for you.  Our reception,  secretarial team and all the administration staff are bound by the same strict code of confidentiality as the clinical staff in the Practice, so please feel confident to talk to them about your needs.


We really do hope that you will be happy to work with us in this slightly new way which should mean that everyone get the right help and care in a timely manner.

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Sandra Chadwick (f)

Sandra is our Minor Illness Nurse who can diagnose and treat your minor ailments.  She is also a Prescribing Nurse and works at the surgery 4 days a week.

Sandra will be running a Young Persons Clinic, accredited by EEFO, with Ginette Kearey.  We are hoping to start these clinics in April 2014

Mr Matthew Thomson (m)

Matthew is a Paramedic who will be running Minor Illness Clinics alongside Sandra, our Minor Illness Nurse from July 2017.  

Nurses

Mrs Ginette Kearey (f)

Practice Nurse who has an interest in Asthma, COPD and carries out health checks for patients with Epilepsy.  Ginette will also be running a Young Persons Clinic accredited by EEFO with Sandra Chadwick.  We hope to get these clinics up and running in April 2014.

Mrs Janette McBlance (f)

Janette McBlane is our Practice Nurse and is available for appointments Thursday and Friday.  She carries out a range of duties which include childhood immunisations, all other injections, cervical smears, dressings, ear syringing, doppler testing.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Esther Way (f)

As well as taking bloods, measuring blood pressures, carrying out ECGs, administering B12 injections, flu injections, and running INR clinics,  Esther also offers Free NHS Health Checks to all our patients aged 40-75years who do not suffer from a chronic condition and annual health checks to patients with Learning Disabilities.

Phlebotomists

Mrs Ankia Marr (f)

Anika is our  in-house trained Phlebotomist who has joined the Practice Nursing Team.  She can currently take bloods and measure blood pressures, height and weight.

Mrs Kay Collins (f)
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