Understanding General Practice, Michael Wright Local Medical Council
Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily. You can access the video here if you wish to share it on your social platforms to help raise awareness and understanding amongst your patient populations.
The Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) has also put a video together to raise awareness of the abuse that practice staff receive from patients. You can access their video here.

Community Midwives

Gina Leivers is our main Community midwife.We run regular antenatal clinics within the surgery and can out you in contact with staff if you have problems.If you think you might be pregnant please arrange to see us as soon as possible to arrange your dating scan and Folic acid supplementation.

Community Nurses

District Nurses are available for home nursing care when necessary and also for general nursing advice. they can be contacted via the surgery.We also have access to Intensive Home Support where more support is needed during a Crisis. Joanne our Community Matron is also involved in patients with chronic illnesses and can provide help and medical advice.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are available to support families particularly under the age of 5 years. Samantha has close links with ourselves.We can take messages at the surgery and arrange visits or alternatively you can contact staff at their base on Tel 01623 785527.


Councelling services are offered at Churchside as part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).Your GP can arrange referral to "Lets Talk" who will contact you by telephone and offer various levels of support from councellors to psychologists.We also have access to a Crisis Team if patients feel extremely low and at risk.For alcohol problems we can put you in touch with Direct Access or in more severe cases The Maltings (01623 620121) who can advise on anything from brief interventions to a full detoxification.

Macmillan Nurses

We have close links with Macmillan nurses based at John Eastwood Hospice.We can arrange referral for advice on support pain relief benefits and possible Hospice care or respite.
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