We have three part-time practice nurses who are responsible for health promotion activities such as diabetic and asthma clinics, in addition to routine nursing duties.
Cervical smears, dressings and travel or routine vaccinations may also be undertaken by them. They will be able to deal with minor problems (if you do not think you need to see the doctor) but they will refer you to a doctor if your condition requires this.
The nurses run travel clinics and you are advised, if possible, to seek their advice at least three months prior to your planned stay overseas.
We also have two highly skilled health care assistants who are able to take blood samples and perform other health checks under the supervision of the nurses.
A phlebotomist attends the surgery once a week at both Sundridge and Westerham, specifically for the taking of blood samples.