Sarah Barber HCA (level 3)

Sarah Barber qualified as a Phlebotomist in 2006 and worked at a previous practice for 4 years before moving to Priorslegh Medical Practice in 2010 where she went on to gain her NVQ Level 2. Sarah achieved her portfolio of qualifications through Manchester University and went on to acquire her HCA Level 3 in 2010.

Sarah assists Dr David Ward and Sister Michelle Jennings in the diabetes clinics by performing routine blood tests, urine tests and blood pressure readings, and also basic neuropathy foot screening, following training from the lead diabetes podiatrist.

In addition she assists Dr Gareth Morelli with his Minor Surgery Clinic and with Drs Goodger, Guillem, Ellison-Smith and Sr Bell within the Contraceptive IUD/IUS and Implant clinics.

Sarah also performs 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitors, ECGs and also Spirometry Lung Function Tests having undergone ARTP Spirometry training at Wythenshawe Hospital.

She is able to perform routine health checks, blood tests, blood pressure measurements and Over 65 Flu injections. She may also be asked to apply simple dressings under the direction of a Registered Nurse or GP.

Sarah also received training from the local lead podiatrist which has enabled her to perform a Toe Nail Cutting Service (for patients with no underlying foot problems) for Priorslegh Medical Centre.

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.