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Community Midwives

Your community midwife will care for all aspects of pregnancy during the antenatal period and (following your discharge from the maternity unit) postnatally, until you and your child are passed to the care of the health visitors. The midwife holds weekly clinics at The Bridges on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and on Wednesdays at Littlemoor. Clients may make initial contact there or via their doctor. Parentcraft classes are held throughout the year. Times and venues are availale on request, Tel no. 01305 762683.

Community Nurses

Our community nurses are registered general nurses with a certificate or diploma in district nursing. Their roles include assessing patients’ needs in their homes, checking patients following hospital discharge, giving professional nursing, advice and health education in the community. They can be contacted on Tel no. 01305 752229.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are involved with health care for  families wth children under 5. They run baby clinics and carry out children’s regular development checks and are involved with the assessment and advice for minor illnesses. They can be contacted at The Littlemoor Health Centre on Tel no. 01305 361071.

Attached Staff

The Community Mental Health Teams

Both the adult team and that for elderly patients link closely with the practice. In addition to specially trained nurses, the teams include occupational therapists and social workers. They liaise closely with clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

The practice counsellor is Nicola Goeting who works on Wednesdays.

Chiropody Service

Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at The Bridges, Tel. 01305 774411

Available on Wednesdays and Fridays at Littlemoor Health Centre, Tel. 01305 812284.

 

WECS

Weymouth Elderly Care Service

Dr Laura Godfrey

Dr Nicholas Luscombe

Trish Pugh (Nurse Practitioner)

Sara Basford (Nurse)

Weymouth Elderly Care Service (WECS) was formed in April 2015 when a group of local surgeries pooled new funding to enhance the care of patients generally aged over 75 years with the aim of improving care for the most complex patients.  Initially this service was focused on visiting care homes regularly, but it now expanding to provide detailed assessments for patients living in their own homes.

Weymouth Elderly Care Service (WECS) is a small team comprising two GPs both with a special interest in the care of frailer people and those with a complex health problems, a nurse practitioner and a nurse.

 

 


 

Advanced Practice Physiotherapists

We have two Advanced Practice Physiotherapists holding clinics in the practice.

There is a Joint Injection Clinic and an Assessment Clinic. Clinics are held at The Bridges and The Littlemoor Surgery.

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