The District Nurse Service (Tel: 01865 903061)
District Nurses provide nursing care and support to housebound patients and carers in their own homes. They offer a broad nursing service specialising in areas of palliative care, wound care and management of continence.
If you require a District Nurse outside surgery hours, please phone the usual number and follow the directions left for patients on the answer machine.
The telephone number above may require you to leave a message on the answerphone. Please leave you name and telephone number and the District Nursing Team will get back to you as soon as they can.
The Health Visitor Service (Tel 01865 903800)
Health Visitors are qualified nurses with special training in child health, health promotion and education. They work predominantly with children and families. Child Health Clinics are held at South Parade Clinic (next to the library) on Thursdays 10.00am - 11.30am - this is a drop in clinic. The clinics are for well children and babies and are run by Health Visitors who can advise on all aspects of child health.
The Community Midwife Service
The Midwives work in the practice caring for women throughout their pregnancies together with the doctors. They look after women during labour in the John Radcliffe Hospital or at home and in the early days after delivery. If you have a history of problems in pregnancy or labour, care may be shared with the hospital team.