Sr Catherine Chadwick

Sister Chadwick after qualifying initially worked on general surgical wards before moving to St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green for 5 years. Here she gained qualifications in palliative care nursing and counseling. Since 1990 she has been a Practice Nurse, first based in Wilmslow and joining Priorslegh in 2008.

Over this period she developed her practice nurse role, and completed the BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice Qualification (General Practice Nursing Pathway) in 2006. She has also worked part-time as an East Cheshire PCT Epilepsy Link Practice Nurse and as a British Heart Foundation Nurse. Her current specialisms are wound care management at Priorslegh which includes assisting Dr Morelli in minor surgery and she is a member of the Childhood Immunisation team working alongside Sr Dougan. In her general clinics she does health checks, gives injections, performs ECGs, lung function tests, syringing ears, taking smear tests, swabs and blood tests.

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.