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Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Patients with anxiety and depression can self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service to help them on their journey to improved mental health and wellbeing.  Click here for information on the Psychological Wellbeing Service

NEWSFLASH REGARDING OMEPRAZOLE 

You may have seen a report in the News this week about the outcomes of an American study on this drug.  We have had a lot of calls from patients who are taking this drug and our message is not to panic as in most cases the benefits of these particular drugs far outweigh any risk. While the risk in the media report sounds high, it is still a very low risk for each person. This is backed up by a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes who says that these are very effective medicines, proven to save lives and reduce the need for surgery in patients with bleeding ulcers and several other conditions. 

 Our surgery already carries out audits of all patients on Omeprazole to check for any specific risk and it is our policy to take patients off the drug when it is no longer needed.  This is one of the reasons why we carry out medication reviews with patients, to check safety aspects and ensure the drugs are still needed.  The need for patients to continue on their Omeprazole will be undertaken at their next planned medication review and the message is not to panic if they are currently taking this drug.  See this link for further information CLICK HERE

press release about our proposed merger with the other GP surgeries in Huntingdon we have received a number of queries from patients.  We have collated these questions into one document which is available here and which we will keep updated as we receive further questions.  Should you have a question about the proposed merger which is not answered by this document please send it to capccg.huntsgrouppractice@nhs.net.”  

Frequently asked questions about the merger

 

Nurses

Hannah Morrison

Hannah_finalHannah joined the nursing team in 2011 and works collaboratively to provide a wide range of treatment duties as well as focusing on her special interests of minor illness and hypertension. 


Hannah also deals with contraception; immunisations; cervical cytology (smears); wound management.


Hannah is also a registered mentor.


Bonnie Jackson

Bonnie_finalPractice Nurse

 Bonnies is our Diabetic Specialist Nurse

 

Tricia Lake

Trisha_finalTricia has been with the Acorn since August 2012  and brings with her 30 years of working in accident and emergency. She specialises in baby and travel immunisations.


She also does a range of clinic room duties to include

  • Smears

  • Minor illness

  • Smoking cessation


Tricia is also in the process of setting up some minor injury clinics  so that patients don't have to wait in busy accident and emergency departments.

 
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Anastasia Phelan

Anastasia_finalAnastasia’s interests include the management of respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. She also has a special interest in women's health, including the provision of contraceptive services such as the insertion / removal of contraceptive implants and advice on the menopause.


 

 

 


Fiona Stanley

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Dragana Abbott
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Healthcare Assistants

Beverley Thwaites

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Bev Joined the Acorn Surgery in August 2012, she has over 10 yrs experience working as a HCA, with 8 ½ yrs spent on a cardio-thoracic ward at Papworth Hospital.

Bev will be aiming to complete her Foundation Degree in Health & Social care in 2014.

 

She carries out a range of duties including :

  • Phlebotomy
  • ECGs
  • Wound care
  • Spirometry
  • Ear irrigation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Blood Pressure testing
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Assists with the Vasectomy Clinic in Bonnie’s absence.
Leni Read (f)

Health Care Assistant

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Bobbie Greer

Health Care Assistant Apprentice

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