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Old Church SurgeryThe Silverthorn Centre2 Friars CloseLarkshall RoadChingford, E4 6UNTel: 020 8529 5543
Qualifications: MBBS LRCP MRCS FRCGP FHEA
Qualifications: MBBCh MRCGP DRCOG PGdip (Diabetes & Endocrinology) PGdip (Dermatology)
Qualifications: MBBS FRCGP DCM DRCOG DCH PGdip (Dermatology)
Qualifications: MBBS MRCGP BA Hons
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ACP) is a senior nurse who provides evidence based, high-quality care for patients needing both urgent/acute and chronic long term conditions care. Pauline has advanced diabetes management skills and will support Dr James in the provision of diabetes care for Practice patients. Pauline is also able to offer appointments and treatment for minor illnesses and provides an emergency triage service to support Practice doctors. Pauline is also a Nurse Prescriber so is able to prescribe for patients autonomously without the need for patients to see one of the doctors.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Kahina KhemmouPhlebotomists take blood samples from patients. The samples are then examined in a laboratory and the results can be used to diagnose disease and conditions.The Old Church Surgery has it's own in-house phlebotomist. Appointments can be booked at the request of a practice clinician. Please speak to a member of our reception team for further information.Alternatively, patients can attend the Waltham Forest Community Phlebotomy service. Details of this service can be found at https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/wf-blood-test
Practice and Business Management
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses and they can deal with prescription enquiries.
Share the ante-natal care, deliveries and post natal care for our patients. The clinic is at Chingford Health Centre. If you need to see them please telephone 020 8558 0234 for an appointment.
An excellent service is provided to our patients by the community District Nurses. They visit patients in their homes at the request of the doctors and provide general nursing care. The District Nurses are based at Chingford Health Centre and can be contacted on 020 8430 7682.
All families with children under five have a health visitor. The health visitor runs child health clinics and group education classes. They offer support and advice on child development, managing difficult behavior and general parenting skills. Baby clinics are currently held at Chingford Health Centre 109 York Road E4 8LF Tel: 020 8430 8010.
Additionally, Well Baby Development checks for 6 week old babies are offered at the practice.