Eddie Miller

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Your Parish Nurse is Edwina (Eddie) Miller RGN, Diploma in Nursing and Palliative Care; LPM/Parish Nurse. Eddie has over 30 years’ experience in Medicine, Elderly Care, Research and Oncology.  She has also worked in Peterborough City Hospital as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist. Since retirement Eddie continues to work for a private health care company two days per week.

Eddie is available to offer support with your health needs.  This may be to talk through your health and wellbeing.  It may be to support you in seeking the most appropriate care for your needs.  She is also able to offer the opportunity for you to explore the spiritual aspects of your health care.

Currently she runs the following health activities:

Blood pressure checks; Weight management advice and checks; Help with understanding medicines; Accompanying people to hospital or doctor’s appointments; Listening; Home Communion; Prayer Ministry; Visits as requested; Preventing falls; Personal health advice and support by appointment on request.

You can contact her as follows:

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile 07596145963.

Her dedicated hours for Parish Nursing are Wednesday 9 to 5 with an office hour between 9 and 10 a.m. at St Botolphs Church.

What is Parish Nursing?

Parish Nursing seeks to provide whole person health care through a local church community. Based on Christ’s teaching and ministry, as demonstrated in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) Parish Nurses provide support for the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of individuals and aim to improve the lives of people in the UK by ministering health and wholeness.

Registered nurses work from their churches offering individuals and communities personal health advice, advocacy support and health education.  In addition they offer support groups, train and support volunteers and help people to integrate their faith and their health.

Support from a Parish Nurse is available to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Parish Nursing Ministries UK

Parish Nursing Ministries UK is a national charity which supports parish nurses.  It offers parish nurses local opportunities to meet, arrange study days and support with making sure that professional frameworks are in place.  It promotes and develops the concept of parish nursing among churches of all denominations.

All nurses are regulated by the Nursery and Midwifery Council and work under its code of practice.  One aspect of this is a code of confidentiality which means anything you tell your parish nurse will be kept private, unless you are being harmed or are harming someone else.  Any written information the parish nurse holds about you is kept locked away. The Parish Nurse is line managed by the Parish Priest or his/her deputy.

Although your parish nurse is affiliated to the church, the details she holds for you for your care will not appear on any data base or mailing list that the church may use for publicity or fund-raising without your permission.  The church has a data protection policy in place.