The Orchard Medical Centre

Macdonald Walk, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8NJ
Telephone: 0117 980 5100 | Fax: 0117 980 5104

Integrated Nursing Team

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We have a dedicated team of healthcare professionals working to provide a wide range of services and care for the patients in our locality.

The community team spend most of their day visiting patients in their homes for wound dressing, palliative care and generally providing support in the community. A community administrative assistant also supports them and organises visits for the community nurse

Midwife

We also have two community midwives supporting our practice. They run our antenatal clinics at The Hub in Alma Road, Kingswood and visit new Mums up to 10 days after delivery. They also offer breast-feeding support, postnatal care and advice for new parents.

Nurse Administrators

Our Nurse Administrators are valuable members of the nursing team and maintains the practice clinical recall system for our long-term condition clinics to ensure patients attend for their annual reviews as well as coding and entering data, and ensuring an excellent standard of patient records.

Nursing Team

All our Practice Nurses are qualified registered nurses, and have also gained a diploma in specialist areas where they manage long-term conditions such as Diabetes and Asthma. Also critical to the nursing team are our trained Health Care Assistants.

The team’s work is divided into 6 main areas:

    1. Nurse Appointment Sessions including:
      – Cervical Smears
      – Dressings
      – Ear Syringing
    2. Baby Immunisation Clinics
    3. Health Care Assistant Sessions including:
      – Blood Pressure Checks
      – Blood Tests
    4. Long-Term condition Management including
      – Asthma and COPD
      – Vascular (Heart Problems)
      – Diabetes
    5. Specialist Nurse Clinics
    6. Minor Injury Service

All our appointments are primarily booked by the receptionist via the telephone or in person at the reception desk. Our long-term condition Clinics, Specialist Nurse Clinic and Flu Clinics can also be booked via Reception.