The members of our Practice Nursing Team are;
|Nikki Sly||RGN (DIPN) Nurse Practitioner Minor Illness Specialist Nurse, Family Planning Cert, British Heart Foundation Diploma Coronary Heart Disease. Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. Management of patients with Asthma and COPD diploma. Certificate in Diabetes Care.|
|Natasha Gillard||RGN Practice Nurse. Certificate in Diabetes Care.|
|Debbie Miller||NVQ 3 Health Care Assistant Smoking Cessation Advisor. NVQ level 5 Asthma Certificate. NVQ level 5 COPD Certificate. ARTP accredited in Spirometry.|
Our Practices Nurses are responsible for providing nursing care for all our patients attending the practice.
The nurses offer a wide range of appointments in sessions such as, Treatment Room Sessions, Pre-school Immunisations, Minor Illness Clinic, Family Planning Clinic, Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease Clinics, Specialist Nursing Clinics.
Our HCA is an essential member of the clinical team and is directly responsible to the Nurse Practitioner.
Examples of other appointments available with our HCA are lung function checks, blood pressure reviews hearing tests (audiometry), dressings and suture removal, flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics, MOTs.
Treatment Room appointments are available with our Registered General Nurses.
The following are examples of what is managed in the Treatment Room:
If you have not had a consultation within 3 years, you may book an appointment for check up. If you are over 75 years you can book a check up annually.
Pre- school immunisation sessions are undertaken by our practice nurses. Children are invited to attend following the national schedule for childhood immunisation if you have any queries please call one of our practice nurses.
For comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK please use the following link NHS Choices - Immunisation.
Immunisations from Influenza to Yellow Fever are undertaken by our practice nurse team.
If you have any queries on immunisation please make an appointment to see or telephone the nurse to discuss.
We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey.
Most immunisations are free on the NHS but some travel immunisations such as Yellow Fever and Rabies incur a fee. For up to date information on charges for your trip you will need to speak to a practice nurse.
Boundary House Surgery is a Yellow Fever Centre. This service is available to registered and non-registered patients.
For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention you should visit the website of NaTHNaC.
Prior to travelling abroad it is advisable to check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for useful information about your destination. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Travel Advice Notices aim to ensure that British travellers are well prepared before departure on all aspects of travel. Please access this information to ensure you are aware of any VISA requirements, local laws and customs and any safety and security advice.
Also you can also register your travel details with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO).
In the event of any problems abroad the FCO consular and crisis staff can provide better assistance to you in an emergency and can alert citizens of any relevant travel concerns as well as contact citizens in the event of an emergency.
The Minor Illness Clinic is for patients aged 2 years and over. Our Minor Illness Specialist Nurse has extensive experience in assessing and treating minor illnesses. You do not always need to see a doctor. If the nurse considers you require a doctor’s opinion you will be referred directly to your GP.
The following conditions are looked after by our Minor Illness Specialist Nurse
For more information and self help management please use the following links:
Appointments for family planning and contraceptive services are available throughout the week with our specialist nurses. Please call to make an appointment.
For further information on contraception please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/Contraception
If you would like the insertion of an intrauterine device (coil) please call to speak to one of our specialist nurses to arrange your fitting.
We do not insert contraceptive implants. If you would like an implant please contact the Garden Clinic on 01344 458118 or access further information from www.berkshire.nhs.uk/healthy_sex.
We actively encourage under 25s to be screened for chlamydia. For further information please use the following link www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk. Chlamydia screening kits are available for all under 25s from Sexual Health Berkshire.
District Nurses deliver comprehensive nursing care programmes for housebound patients. The District Nursing team is provided by Berkshire East Community Health Services.
Our district nurses can be contacted on 0845 0712033.
The Health Visitors are provided by Berkshire East Community Health Services. Your designated Health Visitor is dependent on your address. Please contact on 07899 876568 to be given the contact information of the Health Visiting team responsible for you.
We offer shared antenatal care with our local hospitals. Clinics are held weekly by the Community Midwives provided by Frimley Park Hospital.
The GPs review women during their pregnancy and postnatal examinations are arranged with the doctor 6-8 weeks after delivery.
Certain services are not included on the NHS. For example, private medical examinations, private sick notes and some travel vaccinations.
For details of any charges please check with our receptionists at the time of booking.
It is your responsibility to ensure you contact the surgery for all test results ordered by the doctors. Most blood, urine and other tests including x-rays and scans ordered by Boundary Hose doctors and undertaken outside the surgery can take one week for the time they are performed to get back to us, unless we specifically tell you otherwise.
In order to maintain confidentiality (apart from tests on children) we will only give results to the person undergoing the tests.Only in exceptional circumstances will results be given to relatives or carers Written or verbal consent has to be given by the patient to the caring GP for third parties to be given information.
Results cannot be discussed at the reception desk so please do not ask the receptionists for details of your results when you attend the surgery. You must telephone or ask a clinician if you have an appointment.
Samples are collected for delivery to the surgery throughout the day with the last collection at 3.30pm. If you have to leave a specimen please try to get it to the surgery before 3.30pm.