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FLU VACCINATION PLANS 2020

Cantilupe  Surgery is aware of the announcement today by the Department for Health and Social Care that anyone aged 50-64 has now been added to the eligible cohorts for this year's flu vaccine. We are now working to order additional vaccine supply and plan for more flu clinics in December. We ask that patients refrain from ringing the practice with inquiries on this and we will communicate the new arrangements for flu clinics in the near future.'

 This year, due to covid restrictions, we will be holding BOOKED flu clinics only.  We need to ensure our patients safety and ensure we vaccinate the most at risk first.  

 These will be held at BARTESTREE VILLAGE HALL.  All eligible patients will be called during October and November, depending on delivery of vaccines. Clinics will be on Saturdays and you will receive an invitation by letter with a booked slot time to attend. 

 Please bear with us!!  This is a challenging time for us all. We WILL write to you if you are entitled to a flu vaccination (over 65 or under 65 with a chronic illness) 

 Children aged 2 and 3 and patients who are pregnant will be called separately to these clinics as we receive vaccines.

 See our Facebook page  for up to date information. 

Nurse Practitioners

Sister Joanna Evans (f)
RGN, BSc, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Diploma
Sister Cate Lamport (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner & Independent Prescriber

At Cantilupe surgery we have two very highly trained and experienced nurse Consultants.  They  have trained as a nurse practitioner and taken their level of expertise and training to a further level.  They act independently and are able to prescribe all the usual medications, arrange investigations and refer patients.  They will also see patients that have been triaged by a GP.

Area of special interest:

Sister Joanna Evans:

  • Cardiovascular disease (including coronary disease, angina and arterial disease)
  • Dermatology (skin problems)
  • Contraception (including fitting of implants and coils)
  • Coeliac Disease

Sister Cate Lamport:

  • Diabetes
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Veterans lead

Nurses

Our nurses can be seen by appointment Monday to Friday 8.40am-6pm. The nurses can help with the following: Immunisation and vaccinations, dressings, removal of stitches, holiday immunisations and advice, cervical smears, contraception. As well as the above general nursing services our practice nurses have advanced training in different areas and are happy to consult on these topics and also see patients to carry out annual chronic disease monitoring.

Sister Sarah Lindley (f)
RGN
Sister Tracey Teague (f)
RGN
Sister Esther Taylor (f)

RGN

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Joanne Baker (f)
Mrs Di Roberts (f)

Our healthcare assistants work closely with  the nurse practitioners, practice nurses and doctors in the practice by performing the following tasks:-

Taking blood

ECGs

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Spirometry (Lung Function Test)

Smoking Cessation

Dietary Advice

Flu Jabs

 

 

Mrs. Joanne Baker, works Monday to Friday with appointments from 8.40 until the afternoon and is based at Cantilupe Surgery.

Mrs. Di Roberts is based at Hampton Dene Surgery and works from 8.50am until 11am Monday to Friday

We do ask that you seek a GP or nurse Practitioner advice before asking her to take blood, perform an ECG or spirometry, feel free to refer yourself for dietary or smoking cessation advice, or to have your blood pressure checked.

 
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