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Herschel Medical Centre, 45 Osborne Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TTTel: 01753 520643
Evening and weekend appointments are available for people living in Slough with GP's, practice nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare professionals for routine pre-booked services.
These extended hours appointments are held at the Bharani Medical Centre, 16-18 Lansdowne Avenue, Slough, SL1 3SJ.
For more information click here: Slough Extended Hours Service
MBBS (1996) DCH DRCOG MRCGP
Poonam is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Irina is an Advance Nurse Practitioner.
Naveeda is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
I qualified as a State Registered Nurse at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford in 1979. I worked as a Staff Nurse on Neurology and Gynaecology, before studying for the National District Nursing Certificate in 1981. I then worked as a District Nursing Sister in Maidenhead.
I have also worked as a Prison Nurse at a Young Offenders Institute and as a School Nurse covering primary and secondary schools in the Slough area.
I have been working at Herschel Medical Centre since April 2008 as a Practice Nurse in the Treatment Room. In December 2010 I was awarded a certificate in Further Professional Studies in Developing Skills in Contraception and Reproductive Sexual Health Care.
I am married with 3 grown up children.
I qualified as SRN at Westminster Hospital in 1970. Since moving to this area I have worked at the Nuffield Hospital, in a private elderly care home and with a mobile breast screening unit. I began working for the practice in 1990 at the Albert Street surgery and moved to Herschel Medical Centre when it opened in 1994.
I have developed my skills and knowledge in general practice nursing, completing a Diploma in Nursing Studies in 1999 and my prescribing qualification in 2005. I specialise in diabetes and respiratory management and lead on women’s health which includes family planning, cervical cytology and the menopause.
I am married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Kelly joined the practice in June 2018.
Assistant Practice Manager
Jo has been a longstanding member of the practice, joining the practice in July 1995. In addition to her role as Assistant Practice Manager, Jo leads the prescription team at the practice and liaises closely with pharmacies.
Herschel Medical Centre's Patient Services Team are trained in all aspects of administration at the practice.
The practice secretarial team provide patient referral support to the GP's and liaise with other NHS providers to ensure patients are seen by the most appropriate clinicians in the hospital setting, as well as local primary care clinics. They also provide PA support to clinicians and are first point of contact for many patient queries.
Gurpreet is a Clinical Pharmacist.
Sachvinder is a Clinical Pharmacist.
Khush is a Clinical Pharmacist.
Navneet is a Clinical Pharmacist.
Contact Wexham Park Hospital Maternity Department - 01753 633300
Emergency Care / Advice outside of surgery hours Call NHS 111 or the above number.
What is a midwife?
A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labour, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centres or at home, but most can also deliver babies at a hospital.
Women who choose midwives usually want very little medical intervention and have had no complications during their pregnancy. As giving birth to twins is more complicated than giving birth to a single baby, many doctors don't recommend using a midwife unless under the direct supervision of a doctor.
Your midwife can provide care before, during, or after your pregnancy. Your midwife will:
They can be contacted on 0300 365 1234, 8:30am - 4:30pm Weekdays.
Emergency Number to call 0300 3651234 outside of the above hours.
District nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing increasingly complex care for patients and supporting family members.
As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching and support role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives. They are also accountable for their own patient caseloads.
District nurses play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.
District nurses will assess the healthcare needs of patients and families, monitor the quality of care they're receiving and be professionally accountable for delivery of care. District nurses patients can be of any age, but often many of them will be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.
District nurses may be visiting patients every day or more than once a day, offering help, advice and support. District nurses may work on your own or with other groups, such as the social services, voluntary agencies and other NHS organisations and help to provide and co-ordinate a wide range of care services.
District Nurses are qualified registered nurses (RGNs).
Health Visitors can be contacted on: 01753 635544
What do health visitors do?
The role of the health visitor is incredibly varied and the work with a range of different people and in a range of settings.
Having a child comes easily to some parents, whereas for others, the adjustments can be difficult. Health visitors work with all parents to assess the support they need and develop appropriate programmes to help give the child the best possible start in life.
Health visitors support and educate families from pregnancy through to a child's fifth birthday. Common tasks include:
Health visitors also work closely with other professionals such as nursery nurses and Sure Start children's centre workers and retain the overview of the health and well-being of children and families in the area. They also provide leadership to the child services team and provide ongoing additional services for vulnerable children and families.
Being skilled at identifying vulnerable families means that Health Visitors can enable parents to express their needs and decide on the support they receive. The type of support can include:
Health visitors are trained in recognising the risk factors, triggers of concern, and signs of abuse and neglect in children. They also know what needs to be done to protect them.
Often, they are the first to recognise whether the risk of harm to a child has increased to a point where action needs to be taken to protect them. They'll also maintain contact with families while formal safeguarding arrangements are in place; ensuring families receive the best possible support during this time.
Health visitors are also involved in delivering a wide range of health services in the children's centre, including:
Health visitors see parents and families in a variety of settings, including:
They also spend a lot of time working with other agencies and healthcare professionals who share a common commitment to children's development. These include: