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Community Midwives

Our midwife, Carole Maycock oversees all aspects of your pregnancy and confinement.

Community Nurses

The District Nurse team attached to the Broadshires Health Centre, provide nursing care to individuals in their own homes either before admission to hospital or after they have been discharged. They also provide care for people who do not need admission to hospital, but need care in the home. The district nurses can also provide a link to other parts of the NHS and to Social Services as well as supporting both formal and informal carers. They work closely with their GP colleagues and with other practice-based staff. The service operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm seven days a week and the district nurses can be contacted directly Monday to Friday on 01865 902800 and weekends and bank Holidays on 01993 866526.

Health Visitors

Our health visiting team are fully qualified nurses who have received additional training in family and child health. They offer a home visiting service and run well baby clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the local community centre. They are available to help all families with children up to the age of 18 years, and have special expertise in the everyday challenges of parenthood in areas such as dental health, healthy eating, sleep problems, behavioural difficulties, bedwetting, postnatal depression and the management of eczema. The health visitors also run postnatal support groups for first-time mothers and offer antenatal and postnatal visits. A key part of their role is the provision of developmental screening for all children. This includes advice on immunisations, healthy living, the prevention of diseases and safety in the home. You can contact the health visitors directly on 01993 842337. You may leave a message on this number if no one is in the office.

Attached Staff

School Nurses

Beverley Campion and Vanessa Hustler are qualified nurses with additional training and experience in the health of school-aged children. They are the nurses responsible for Carterton Community College, Burford School, and all their feeder primary schools. The school health service offers routine immunisations for year 10 children, together with health education and promotion that cover a wide range of health-related areas. They work closely with their health visitor colleagues and can be contacted on 01993 867149. Messages can also be left on this number for both Beverley or Vanessa, who work part-time during school term times only.

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