Clinics and Services

Practice nurses

Our practice nurses offer a wide range of services including:

  • Immunisation and foreign travel
  • Dressings
  • Minor injuries
  • Cervical smears
  • Chronic disease management
  • Family planning

Physiotherapist

We are now offering a service for patients who may have spinal, joint or soft tissue pain. The service provides a telephone call from a specialist physiotherapist with diagnosis, advice regarding treatment and if necessary, referral on to specialist services. Face to face services will be implemented when the current COVID-19 situation allows. To access, please call Pure Physiotherapy on 01603 791190

Diabetes nurse specialist

A diabetes nurse specialist from the Elsie Bertram Centre holds a clinic once a month at the surgery and access is via a healthcare professional.

Nurse practitioners

We have two fully qualified nurse practitioners who can deal with many of the same issues as a doctor.

Phlebotomist and healthcare assistant

We have an in house phlebotomist and healthcare assistant whose services include:

  • Blood tests
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Urine testing
  • Warfarin monitoring
  • ECGs
  • New patient health checks
  • NHS health checks

Health visitor

To contact the health visitor for our practice, please telephone 0300 300 0123. Helen Murphy is part of the Stalham and Broadland Team based at Thorpe Health Centre, Williams Loke, St Williams Way, Norwich, NR7 0AJ.

District nurses

We have a team of district nurses who provide a service to our patients. The district nurses offer a service to the housebound and work closely with the doctors and practice nurses.

The district nurses can be contacted on 01692 408079.

Pre-diabetic prevention programme

Staithe Surgery have now commended hosting health and wellbeing coaches from a company called Independant Clinical Services (ICS) to conduct pre-diabetic health and wellbeing advice to those patients who live in the Stalham area and who are considered to be at risk of developing diabetes.

This will be part of a national initiative although currently is being trialed in north Norfolk and the sessions will include 1 to 1 consultations followed by a ten week programme of advice how to prevent diabetes. This programme will be held as a group session and include dietary and exercise advice.

Those who are considered to be at risk will be contacted by letter.

Shingles vaccination

If you are eligible to receive the shingles vaccination and have not yet had it, please request an appointment through our Consulting Room. For further information about the vaccine and the eligibility, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/

Counselling

A private psychotherapist (Susan Frazer) holds a clinic at the surgery on a regular basis; she books her own appointments and can be contacted on 01603 304543.

Red Cross mobility aids outlet

Staithe Surgery is an outlet for the British Red Cross. We can provide short-term loans of the following mobility aids:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Backrests
  • Commodes
  • Bedpans
  • Urinals

For further information or to order a Red Cross mobility aid, please contact the surgery reception.

Musculoskeletal problems

If you have a new problem arising from your joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bursas then you can self-refer to a physiotherapist.

Please contact Pure Physiotherapy on 01603 791190 and they will aim to get back to you within 1-2 working days.

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