ColingsmeadEldeneSwindon, SN3 3TQTel: 01793 522710
B.Med.Sci, MB BS, MRCGP, C.Med.Ed.
GMC number 3470695
Dr K Applegate (f)
Medical Diploma Poland 1996, PLAB Exam 2000, MRCGP
GMC number 5200031
Working on a Tuesday and Thursday our practice respiratory nurse generally sees patients with asthma, COPD and other respiratory problems for review and to give help in managing their condition. She is happy to help anyone with respiratory problems.
The nurses perform many roles in the Primary Health Care Team they run various health promotion clinics including the taking of cervical smears and asthma checks. There are regular treatment room sessions and the nurses are available to both listen and advise in general about health care matters. There is usually a nurse available during surgery hours; if you need to see a practice nurse please ask at reception for an appointment. You will be asked for the type of treatment you require in order for the appropriate time to be given to your appointment.
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.
Midwives attached to the practice look after the day to day antenatal and post natal care of all patients in liaison with the doctors. They also hold maternity health and relaxation classes.
The nurses provide expert nursing care in your home. As well as providing nursing care such as dressings and injections, they will assess all the daily living needs of patients and their carers at home who have been referred by the hospital, GP's, carers and patients themselves. Tel. 646466.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
They are contactable on 01793 465030.
School Nurse: The school nurse will liaise with doctors concerning any school related health matters.Tel. 602800.
Counsellor: The counsellor works in the surgery for two sessions per week. She accepts referrals from both doctors and patients themselves. If you wish to see the counsellor, please ask for and read the Counsellors Pack available from reception before making an appointment.
Dietitian: The dietitian works in the surgery once a month to help patients with medically related weight problems.
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