Sr Ruth Hollingworth

Sister Hollingworth qualified as a state registered nurse in 1978 at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  After having a family she started working at the Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle in 1984 and gained experience working in Gynaecology. Sister Hollingworth began working as a Practice Nurse in Stockport in 1989 for two years, when practice nursing was relatively new, before joining Priorslegh in 1991 to the present day.

During this time, Sister Hollingworth has acquired diplomas in Family Planning, Cervical Screening, Asthma, Cardio Vascular Disease and levels 2 and 3 in Diabetes. She specialises in Well Women, Family Planning and Asthma as well as Diabetes support, dressings, ear syringing, injections, blood pressure monitoring and other practice nursing duties. She also manages the Nursing Team.

Recently, she has used her many years of experience in encouraging patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, by offering a twelve week Healthy Lifestyle Course to patients who need to lose excess weight and which has ultimately led to health problems. The third and fourth groups are currently running and those who have attended have had great success in achieving weight loss

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.