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Practice Staff - Nurses and other Medical Staff

Practice Nurse Team

The Practice Nurse Team consists of Mabel Ogueh, Katherine Smith, Sarah Broom and Katy Parker.

All the nurses employed by the Practice are Registered General Nurses. If you are unsure whether you will need to see a nurse or doctor, ask a Receptionist who will make the appropriate appointment for you.

In recent years, the role of nurses in General Practice surgeries has greatly expanded, and the illnesses and conditions that they can deal with have increased. The Practice Nurses undertake various immunisations including childhood, travel, influenza and tetanus. Their general duties include wound dressings, ECG monitoring, Cervical Smears, Ear Care and lots more! They also hold the following clinics:-

  • Family planning
  • Smears
  • Health promotion and education
  • Removal of stitches
  • Dressings
  • Ear syringing (please ask a receptionist for our information leaflet)
  • Some of our nurses have special skills in stress management, smoking cessation, dietary advice and teenage health.

Their specialised areas are:

Mabel Ogueh - Asthma and Respiratory Disease

Our nursing team works together to improve and maintain good health.

Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist

Our Health Care Assistants Eileen Lourens and Carol Taylor together with our Phlebotomist Lynn Kenward run clinics each morning to take blood when requested by your doctor or nurse.

The Health Care Assistants are also able to test urine, take ECG heart tracings and monitor blood pressure, carry out Anticoagulation monitoring and assist in Minor Surgery procedures.

The Health Care Assistants specialised areas are:

New Patient Checks, investigative procedures and monitoring blood tests, 24 hour Blood Pressure Readings, ECGs and Blood Pressures.

Midwife

The Midwife is a specialist Nurse Practitioner involved in your maternity care. The Midwife runs weekly clinics within the Dolphins Practice and you will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy. You will need to book an appointment with the GP first in order to be referred for your Booking Appointment at the Hospital. You will then receive an appointment with the Midwife (the first appointment will take about 20 minutes - please let the Receptionist know).

If you need to contact the Midwife, please ring 01444 441881 Ext 4414 between 8.30am and 9.30am.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors are part of the NHS Community Health Services and are based at the Nightingale Primary Care Centre in Butlers Green Road.

They are qualified Nurses with specialist training and experience in promoting better health. The Health Visiting Team aims to enable individuals and families to manage their own health and provide support as needed especially for those with young children.

You can contact the Health Visitors on 01444 414100.

District Nurses

The District Nurses are based at the Nightingale Primary Care Centre and provide skilled nursing services to those who need nursing care at home. You can contact the District Nurses on 01444 414100.

Social Services

West Sussex Social Care can be contacted on 01243 642 555