Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses are trained to treat patients with minor ailments including:-
The Practice Nurses undertake a wide range of duties including the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and hypertension. They are qualified to deal with minor ailments such as:-
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Chicken Pox
  • Diarrhoea/Vomiting
  • Headlice
  • Emergency contraception
  • Coughs/Colds/Sore throat/Earache
  • Minor Injuries
  • Skin Infections/bites/burns
  • Sticky Eye
  • Urinary Infection/Vaginal Discharge
  • Worm infestations
They also undertake well-person checks, if desired and an appropriate appointment is booked. They do cervical smears as well as providing contraception, sexual health and HRT advice.  Our practice nurses can also deal with dressings, minor injuries, and removal of sutures.
They are also trained to help treat patients for their conditions, some longer term such as:-
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Family Planning/cervical smears
  • Well Person health checks
The Practice Nurses are assisted in their role by Health Care Assistants who undertake:-
  • Venepuncture (taking blood)
  • Testing of urine samples
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Height/weight checks

Health Visitor

The Practice Health Visitor, is available to give advice on all aspects of family healthcare for both young and old alike. She is responsible for the organisation of regularly scheduled baby clinics and gives general advice on all aspects of child health. Patients may contact her on her direct line 01928 732388 where messages can be left if she is unavailable.

Macmillan Nurses

Macmillan Nurses provide support and information for people and their families and carers affected by cancer.  They are there to help from the time of diagnosis right through the illness if needed.  The Support & Information Centre is found at Countess of Chester Hospital.  Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Drop in or make an appointment. Contact Manager on 01244 364948. For more details of the Macmillan Support Charity go onto or call 0808 808 00 00


The Practice Midwife offers ante-natal care by appointment at either Surgery and post natal care at home. Patients who are pregnant may contact the Midwife directly at either Surgery or may see a Doctor for onward referral to the Midwife. Most of the Doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care at home. Please advise Reception staff of your needs, so an appropriate appointment may be scheduled.

District Nursing Team

The District Nurses visit patients at home to offer nursing care to those patients unable to attend the Surgery. Patients unable to visit the Surgery may book an appointment with a District Nurse at Helsby Health Centre on a Tuesday morning.

The District Nurses may be contacted directly on 01928 736007 at Princeway Health Centre and messages left should a District Nurse be unavailable.

Community Matron

Community Matrons are highly experienced, senior nurses who work closely with patients (mainly those with a serious long term condition or complex range of conditions) in a community setting to directly provide, plan and organise their care.  Community matrons see patients in their own home and in other community settings. They work as part of multi-professional and multi-agency teams. The Community Matron can be contacted on 01928 736017/18  at Princeway Health Centre, where a message may be left.