Billinghay Medical Practice

39 High Street, Billinghay, Lincoln, LN4 4AU

Telephone: 01526 860490

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Practice Nurses

There are 3 Practice Nurses at Billinghay Medical Practice.  Their roles and experience varied and the patients they see through the course of a day are very individual requiring them to continually adapt to the needs of the patient they are seeing.

The nurses normally start their working day at 8.30am and work until 6.30pm every day (with some extended clinics on a Wednesday until 7.45pm).

Their daily routine before the clinics start is:

  • Log onto computer.
  • Record fridge temperatures and reset (start and end of day).
  • Cleaning of room and any equipment needed for the day.
  • Ensure enough vaccines are available.
  • Get injections from dispensary that may be needed for the day.

Clinic appointments are between 10-50 minutes dependant on the patient and review type.

In treatment room clinics we can typically see patients for the following:

  • Dressings including removal of sutures or clips.
  • Vaccinations / Injecting of medications.
  • Ear irrigation.
  • Blood tests including INR – Warfarin monitoring.
  • Smears.
  • Contraception reviews including removal of coils.
  • ECGs (including 24 hour) and BP fitting /removal.
  • Travel consultations.
  • Patient education.

Two of the nurses also see patients for annual Chronic Disease (Long-term conditions) reviews.  These include:

  • Diabetic.
  • Asthma.
  • COPD.
  • Spirometry (lung function test)

As required, we are required to assist the GPs with coil fittings, implant fittings, minor surgery and pessary changes.

The Treatment room has the emergency equipment which is used during emergency situations (chest pain, asthma attacks, anaphylaxis etc).  When this happens, the nurse stays with the patient and monitors vital signs, whilst waiting for the emergency services to take over.

After the clinics have finished for the day, we carry out various administration tasks that include:

  • Travel risk assessments from information submitted on travel forms.
  • Act on tasks sent by GPs and contact patients with information.
  • Complete electronic letters (usually hospital letters that have procedures that need coding onto records or require us to contact a patient for a procedure).
  • Refer to other agencies (District Nurse, Diabetes specialist nurse, retinopathy etc…)
  • Check stock levels and order as required ensuring stock is used in strict rotation.
  • Clean and tidy the room ready for the following day.

Mrs Hayley Pointon (f) – Lead Nurse

RN – Hayley Joined the Practice in June 2020

Miss Helen Rylett (f)

RN – Helen Joined the Practice in April 2021

Mrs Helen Marshall (f)

Associate Practitioner – Joined the Practice in September 2019

Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:15am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00. Enhanced access from 07:15 until 08:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00.
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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