Healthcare Team

    • Ruth Luna – Clinical Pharmacist
      I qualified in Madrid in 1999 specializing in Obesity, Diet and Nutrition. I have been working in the UK since 2002, firstly at Baxters, an aseptic unit at Oxford hospital, then as a community pharmacist in various pharmacies. Currently I am working as an Independent Prescriber for the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Gloucestershire.
      In my spare time I enjoy cooking, running and spending time with friends and family.

Social Prescriber

The Social Prescriber gives free support to help people over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Social Prescriber can help:

  • In times of change – e.g. due to health issues, redundancy or retirement
  • Those experiencing emotional hardship- e.g. due to bereavement
  • People worried about debt or financial issues
  • With accessing services or linking more with activities in the community

The Social Prescriber will provide:

  • One to one support – here to listen and explore what matters to you and what will help you meet the challenges you face
  • Local knowledge and links to community activities such as healthy lifestyles, outdoor groups, creative activities, counselling, support groups and services,  learning and skills

Community Midwives

The midwife is part of a community midwife team and is happy to offer preconceptual care for the patient. The midwife also cares for mothers and families during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. She sees clients both at home and in surgeries, as well as in hospitals.

There are antenatal clinics at South Cerney on Monday mornings and at Cirencester on Wednesday afternoons and alternate Thursday mornings at South Cerney and Thursday afternoons at Cirencester. The midwife can be contacted on 01285 884561.

Community Nurses

The sisters assess the nursing need after referral from other members of the team or from the patient.

They offer nursing care for the housebound, patients discharged from hospital, seriously ill patients who wish to stay in their own homes and those with physical disabilities. They offer support and advice for families and carers. Each patient requiring care will have a named nurse attending to their needs. They can be contacted directly on 0300 421 6072.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The team can be contacted by telephoning 0300 421 8922.

Attached Staff

The Osteopath and Acupuncturist – Following referral from your doctor, these services are available at reduced cost and are subsidised by the Phoenix Charitable Trust, Cirencester and District.

Complementary Therapists – A team of complementary therapists have the use of a complementary health suite at South Cerney. Appointments are on a private basis and are made direct with the therapist concerned.