The practice provides the medical and nursing services for New College and Hertford College.
District Nurses (community nurses)
The district nursing team is led by Clare Allen and provides nursing care to patients in their own home. They have a broad range of skills, including: supporting and advising carers, dressings and ulcer care, care of bed-bound patients, continence problems and catheter care, and care of the dying.
Health visitors are qualified nurses with specialist training in the health and development of babies and children. They provide information, advice and support for mothers with young children. They will visit new mothers and babies and play and essential role in Child Health Clinic at the practice where they can advise about vaccinations and general health care. They have expertise in many problems affecting babies and children, including breast and bottle feeding advice, teething, sleep disorders, behavioural problems and child welfare concerns. They can be contacted on 01865 903077.
Midwifes are qualified nurses with specialist training in the care of pregnant women and the delivery of babies. They liaise with the specialist midwives and doctors in the obstetrics department and the delivery suite in the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe hospital. Appointments with Louise, the 28 Beaumont Street midwife, can be arranged by ringing 01865 311811.
If you become pregnant, please book an appointment with a GP so that your care during pregnancy can be arranged. It is wise to consider taking the vitamins folic acid and vitamin D before conception (if possible), or at least as soon as you know you are pregnant. Vitamin supplements for pregnancy can be purchased at low cost from a pharmacy and should be continued up until the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. As soon as you know you are pregnant it is advisable to avoid alcohol and stop smoking.
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