Healthcare Team

Community Midwives

If you are expecting a baby please see your GP who will then refer you on to our team of midwives. They are part of the team that looks after expectant mothers before, during and after childbirth. You need to see a midwife preferably before you are 10 weeks pregnant. During pregnancy, parents soon get to know their midwife very well and feel that they always have a “friend” to help them along. In addition to supporting and caring for you, they will be able to give you advice about antenatal testing, healthy eating, exercise, sexual matters and baby feeding … in fact anything that you might want to talk about.

District Nurses

The District nurses visit people whom are physically housebound or have specialist district nursing needs either short term or long term. For example they are able to provide medical care during periods of illness, bloods, wound care (including post-operative care where appropriate), continence support and catheterisation, as well as many other specialised skills.

The Headington District nursing team consists of District Nurses, Community Staff Nurses and HCA’s and can be contacted via the duty desk between 08.00-18.30 on 01865 903061

District Nurse Team Leaders:

  • Janet Masters
  • Kathy Brockwell
  • Sarah Strange

Community Staff Nurses:

  • Aisha Jallow
  • Charis Smith
  • Emma Gayer
  • Latitia St Clair
  • Jane Boutflower
  • Lizzie Spurrell

Health Care Assistants:

  • Jenny Adams
  • Jo Selwood

Phlebotomist:

  • Nick Jones

Administrator:

  • Selina Jones

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are based at Wood Farm Health Centre and work across all of Hedena. Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. We are trained in child health & development and protecting children. We advise and support the health and wellbeing of babies, children to the age of five and their families. Our teams include community staff nurses or midwives, community nursery nurses and administrative staff. We hold regular child health clinics. You can also contact us at any time for advice on your child’s health and development or your health and wellbeing. Health visitors work to promote equal health opportunities, reduce health inequalities, promote health and wellbeing and provide services to children, families and communities. We work closely and in partnership with GPs, midwives, school health nurses, early years settings, children’s centres, community & voluntary settings and Social and Health Care.

Our core contacts are:

  • Antenatal
  • new birth visit
  • 6-8 week visit
  • developmental reviews at 9-12 and 24-30 months
  • Contacting you when you move into a new area.

Attached Staff

Psychologist/Counsellor

Your mental health is as important to us as your physical health. Talking about how you feel can be beneficial in many ways. All of the doctors, nurses and health visitors are happy to listen to you; we also have a counsellor and a psychologist in the surgery each week to give more in depth help. Please see your GP if you feel you would benefit from their help.

Dentist

The dental team have now moved to the new building to the right of the main surgery entrance.They are able to take new NHS patients. The dental practice is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 1pm and 2pm until 5pm. Please contact the dental reception team on 01865 308400 or visit their website.