|Sister Janet Cunniffe|
Janet is responsible for running most of the chronic disease management services (High Blood Pressure, Angina, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Kidney Chronic Disease) as well as pill checks, Cervical smears, HRT checks and general health promotional advice including smoking cessation work and baby immunisations.
She also does the new patient checks and can assist with other issues such as where someone may wish to consult a female about a sensitive health issue. If doing this it is important to bear in mind she isn’t trained as a doctor and as such may need to get help from one of the doctors but clearly this would be done in a sensitive and tactful manner.
Although she is a nurse and is trained in all routine treatment room type procedures such as dressings, ear syringing etc, due to time pressures she is unable to routinely offer these services and instead will direct you to the treatment room service run by the district nurse.