The Practice employs three qualified nurses who provide a range of services including: wound and ulcer care, suture and clip removals, travel health advice and vaccinations, immunisations and cervical smears. They are also closely involved in the screening and management of long term chronic conditions.
We also have a Health Care Assistant who provides a range of services including INR clinics, blood pressure and NHS health checks.
Additionally we have Phlebotomists who take blood samples at both sites.
Dr Matt James and Practice Nurse Gemma Hughes have undertaken extensive training in diabetes prevention, identification and monitoring.
We hold special clinics for people with diabetes which includes a review with both the Nurse and the Doctor where a plan is agreed for the forthcoming months.
If you do not have diabetes but have concerns about this disease, please book into see either Dr Matt James or Practice Nurse Gemma Hughes.
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. You will need to complete and return a Travel Risk Assessment Form at least 6-8 weeks before travel. (Failure to do so may result in us being unable to assist you with your NHS Travel Vaccinations and you may be asked to attend a Private Travel Clinic for all your Travel Vaccinations).
For details on Travel Vaccinations please see our Travel Clinic Section, or ask at the Reception Desk for further information.
Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication.
Antenatal Care & Maternity Services
A Community Midwife is available to provide antenatal and postnatal care. She can be contacted at Grove House in Crowborough on 01892 654080.
Health Visitors aim to promote good health in people of all ages but take a special interest in expectant mothers and families with children under five years of age, they also carry out routine development checks and run baby clinics. The Health Visitors Service for Groombridge & Hartfield Surgery can be contacted at Grove House in Crowborough on 01892 669393.
District Nurses provide treatments in patients’ homes following discharge from hospital or after a GP has asked for nurse support for a particular patient. They can be contacted via the surgery or at Grove House on 01892 669393.