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DR BLACK'S RETIREMENT

A Message from Dr Black

After 32 years I have decided to call it a day before I overstay my welcome!  It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve at Betts and I take with me so many happy memories.

General Practice has changed immeasurably over the course of my carer - not always for the better!

Looking back my greatest satisfaction has come from delivering old style family medicine. Many of the children I looked after as babies in 1980's and 1990's are now parents in their own right.  Indeed together with my father there have been Dr Black's working at this practice for over 60years.

Still nothing goes on forever and it is time for new blood and fresh idea's.

I have every confidence in the long term future of the practice and wish my successors all good fortune.

I shall be leaving the practice on Monday 5th February but until then it is business as usual!

With all good wishes

David Black

Nurses

Angela Wall (f)

RGN/RM, Lead Nurse, Nurse Prescriber

Michelle Cairns (f)

RN/Dip HE (Aduly), Bsc (Hons) Nurse Prescriber

The nurses are specialists in Chronic Disease Management and run several nurse lead clinics. They can also attend to a range of patient problems including minor injuries, minor ailments, dressings, vaccinations, removal of stiches, ear syringing, blood tests, cervical smears, family planning, smoking cessation and health promotion.

Treatment Room Nurses

Tracey Clayton (f)

RN

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Elizabeth Wilson (f)
Mrs Jenny Preston (f)

Our healthcare assistants are employed by the practice to provide assistance and support for doctors and nursing staff. They are both trained in taking blood samples, smoking cessation, blood pressure as well as new patient registration and assistance with minor surgeries. They will ensure the practice has all the relevant background information we require in order to provide your care.

 
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