Health Care Assistants; Lesley, Kim and Marilyn, can carry out a wide range of tests and screening in support to our practice nurses and doctors.
The doctors and nurses may request you make an appointment with the HCAs for the following assessments:
|Breath Tests||ECG||Spirometry (with and without Reversibility)|
|Blood Pressure Checks||Ear Checks||Stitch and Clip Removal|
|Venepuncture||Simple Dressings||B12 injections|
|Administering of Flu Vaccine (over 16 only and if they have already had previously.|
You can find information on some of the above tests carried out by our Health Care Assistants at the bottom of this page.
The HCAs also carry out the following assessments:
|New Patient Assessments||Low Risk Diabetic Foot Checks|
|And can provide lifestyle advice on the following|
|Smoking Cessation||Alcohol Intervention|
Spirometry is a test that measures lung function. If you have problems with your breathing or have symptoms that are associated with breathing problems spirometry testing can help your doctor or nurse find the cause of your breathing problems or symptoms.
Your doctor may request this test if it is suspected that you are suffering from syptoms caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. This bacteria can cause stomach upsets and getting rid of it can dramatrically improve any symptoms you may have been suffering from.
Glucose Tolerance Test
Your doctor may request a glucose tolerance test to investigate how well your body deals with sugar and this test is used to investage whether you might be diabetic.