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EAST IPSWICH PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

Orchard Medical Practice is part of the East Ipswich Primary Care Network (PCN).  We work closely with Ravenswood Medical Practice and Dr Solway, Mallick & Roy Practice.  We jointly employ and share a number of staff who work across all three practices, currently those staff  employed by the PCN, consist of Paramedics, Pharmacists and Social Prescribers - By working together closely we aim to learn good practice from each other to Improve our services and access to healthcare for the 36000 patients that live locally and are registered with our practices.  

The long term objective is to continually improve and develop our teams in a way that only working at scale can achieve.  This means for you the patient, that we aim to have a wider range of expert practitioners within our teams enabling you to consult with the most appropriate person.  

As the PCN develops we will keep you updated as to any significant changes that may affect the way our services are delivered.

Nurse Practitioners

Angela Bloomfield (f)

RGN, BSC (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, NP Degree

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced nursing practitioner, who makes professionally autonomous decisions, assessing patients with undiagnosed problems, based on highly-developed nursing knowledge and skills, including skills not usually exercised by nurses, such as physical examination.

NPs are able to order necessary investigations, provide treatment and care both individually, as part of a team, and through referral to other agencies.

Nurses

The Practice provides an integrated Nursing Service with close liaison between Practice Nurses working at the Health Centre and District Nurses who see patients at home.

The nurses provide a comprehensive service of nursing, health promotion and preventative medicine.  The Practice Nurses have had specific training to care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and other chest diseases, contraception, depression and many other conditions.

Nurses are able to advise you if they feel your problems is within their training and competence.  Please feel free to seek their advice at any time - there is a nurse on duty at the Surgery for most of the working day and you can also make appointments to see a nurse in her own clinic.

The nurses run a series of important clinics.  In the Treatment Room our nurses and health care assistants also carry out blood tests, ECGs, dressings, ear syringe, suture removal etc.  Please ask at reception for information.

Nurse Shannon Steele (f)

shannon

Nurse Danii Ward (f)

RGN

Nurse Diane (f)
Nurse Hannah (f)
Nurse Lindsay (f)

Health Practitioners

Sarah Sims (f)

HCPC registered
Sarah

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Mrs Shinade Tarascio (f)

Sylvie (f)
Jo (f)
 
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