Health Care Assistants
Our Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are here to assist our GPs and Nurses in providing ongoing monitoring for patients, as well as certain minor procedures. A GP or Nurse may instruct you to book an appointment with one of our HCAs prior to or following a consultation with them.
If you are instructed to book an appointment with one of our HCAs, appointments are available at both our Tramways and Middlewood sites and can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance. Please call our main Practice number on 0114 234 5338 during normal opening hours to book with our Reception team.
Our Health Care Assistants can offer the following services:
Basic Health and Wellbeing Measurements
Our HCAs are able to measure basic things such as your height and weight and add these to your medical record. This can be important to help monitor your overall health or track changes that may be due to a medical condition or medication. These appointments usually take 10-15 minutes.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
If you are on certain long-term medications or have certain medical conditions, our GPs and Nurses may need to monitor your blood pressure. These appointments usually take 10-15 minutes.
If the GP requires blood tests to aid with their treatment they may ask you to book an appointment with the HCAs to take a sample for your blood. This will then be sent to the hospital for analysis. Samples usually take up to 7 days to be returned to us and processed. If you are unsure what to do next, please contact our Reception team who will be able to advise you accordingly.
Diabetic Foot Checks
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