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Merger with Boxwell Road Surgery


The Partners are pleased to announce that our merger with Boxwell Road Surgery has been approved from 1st July 2018. The combined surgery will be known as Berkhamsted Group Practice. Our clinical systems will be combined on the afternoon of Friday 27th July and patients of both practices will be able to see a clinician at Boxwell Road or at Milton House from Monday 30th July.

Nurse Practitioners

Sister Rachel Bell (f)

Rachel joined us in October 2012 having previously worked in nursing homes, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and more recently running hospital diabetic clinics for patients in the Dacorum area.

She specialises in diabetic care and will now be running the clinics previously run by either Dr Bunker or Dr Knowlden. She is a qualified nurse prescriber and is able to treat and prescribe for (if necessary) a whole variety of conditions.

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Sister Lucy Harrison (f)

Registered Nurse Lucy has been with us for over 5 years and is a very experienced practice nurse, having spent 18 years at her previous surgery.

Lucy is our lead nurse for Asthma, Family Planning, Travel Vaccinations and Warfarin monitoring.

Sister Louise Yeoman (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Mrs Doreen Butterworth

Doreen has worked for us for over 5 years and provides a wide range of patient services, including blood taking, dressings, ECG's, New Patient Checks and NHS Health Checks.

 
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