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Blackford House Medical Centre, 137 Croft Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 8QATel: 0161 766 6622
MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP (Reg: London 1982- Male) Dr Bowers retired from clinical practice 1st January 2015 and now works two half days per week helping with administration and management.
MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP (Reg: London 1982- Male) Joined Blackford House In 1986. Clinical Interests: Training of Doctors, Diabetes, Hypnosis and Minor Surgery
LMS DFFP MRCGP (Reg: Barcelona 1990 - Male) Joined Blackford House in August 2002 Clinical Interests: Training of Doctors, Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities
MBBS MRCP MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH (Ref: Lahore, Pakistan 2000 – Female) Joined Blackford House in 2007, initially as a GP Registrar for 1 year. Clinical Interests: Sexual Health, Family Planning, Women's Health, Rheumatology and she is also involved in the teaching and training of new doctors.
Carol is the Practice Manager and Partner. She joined the practice in 1992 and became a partner in 2007. Carol has overall responsibility for the running of the practice and the development of the business.
Joined Blackford House in 2018
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a registered prescribing nurse who is qualified through advanced training to see patients with urgent /acute problems (chest, skin, ENT, eyes, urine infections, musculoskeletal problems, gynae problems, contraception), long term conditions and health promotion, making referrals to secondary care as appropriate. She also fits and removes the contraceptive implant.
The nurses provide a wide range of services including:
The Nurses receive telephone calls at the end of each surgery. Should a patient require an urgent conversation with a Nurse normally the Nurse will ring the patient back at the end of his or her current consultation.
Full telephone consultations using the normal booking system are also available with nurses and GP’s if considered appropriate after triage.
Practice Manager & Partner
Assistant Practice Manager
Senior Team Leader & IT Lead
District Nurses devise a plan of care based on assessment of a patient’s nursing requirements. They carry out clinical procedures to housebound individuals and also within a clinical environment and provide advice on promoting health and preventing ill-health.
Procedures include dressings, post op. care, leg ulcer management, ear syringing, venepuncture, incontinence advice, palliative care, central line/TPN management, enteral feeding and administration of medicines.
The District Nurses’ clinical skills are enhanced by regular training and development updates and they are involved in working groups such as Nurse Prescribers Group. The role also extends to teaching and co-ordinating students and working in a pro-active, multi-disciplinary team with medical, para-medical and social services.
The District Nurses are available to visit housebound patients in their own homes a referral is needed from the patient’s own GP for any new treatment.
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