The Nursing Team includes Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Specialist Practice Nurses, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses. They are qualified to manage many of the routine/minor problems that you would normally see the GP for, and you can choose to see them as an alternative to seeing the GP.
Our Nursing team runs various different clinics and advises on a wide variety of health problems. The Ridge Nursing Team has a breadth of experience in all aspects of patient care and work across all sites.
General nursing sessions cover:
- Travel immunisation/advice
- Baby/child vaccinations
- Family planning advice/sexual health advice
- Cervical smears
- Long Term Condition management
- Wound management
- Menopause advice/management
Health Care Assistants
Health Care Assistants work alongside the Practice Nurses assisting with clinics and undertaking:
- New Patient Interviews
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
Allied Healthcare Professionals
We have a varied wider group of clinicians within our team including Physician Associates, Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Mental Health specialists and Social Prescribers who all work closely with us.
We are committed to training the next generation of clinical colleagues so are proud to be a training centre to help train GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other Healthcare Support workers in the particular skills of General Practice.