Nursing Team

 

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Our highly trained and skilled nursing team deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make diagnoses, plan care, prescribe medications and referrals.

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Work alongside our GP's seeing a variety of patients including acute problems and reviews. The role involves managing patients from original presentation through to diagnosis and management of their medical problem. Our team can prescribe treatments and request further investigations.

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are:

  • Sharon Erlston- Senior Advanced Nurse Practitioner (prescriber)
  • Mhairi Walker- Advanced Nurse Practitioner (prescriber)
  • Emma Procter- Advanced Nurse Practitioner (prescriber)
  • Jennifer Kennedy- Advanced Nurse Practitioner (prescriber)
 

Practice Nurses

Deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients make diagnoses and plan care, many of our team can prescribe medication. They are experts in many areas of Chronic Disease management such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Respiratory conditions, COPD and Asthma.

Our Practice Nurses are: 

  • Barbara Robinson - Nurse Lead (prescriber)- oversees our nursing team including Health Care Assistants (HCAs).  Responsible for day to day management, training, nursing stock and equipment.
  • Clare Daniels - Deputy Lead Nurse/ Sexual Health and Contraception (prescriber)
  • Judith Murray - Nurse Practitioner/ Diabetic Specialist (prescriber)
  • Sophie Johnston - Practice Nurse (prescriber)
  • Annette Fitzsimmons - Prescribing nurse/ minor illness nurse(prescriber)
  • Rebecca Jones - Practice Nurse/ Diabetic Specialist
 

Treatment Room Nurses

Deal with a range of treatments including bandaging/ dressings, wound management, swabs, injections, childhood immunisations, Coil check and removal, cervical smears and contraception advice.

Our Treatment Nurses are:

  • Hazel Davies - Treatment Room Nurse/ Respiratory
  • Karen Eilbeck - Treatment Room Nurse
  • Michelle Adams - Research Nurse
 

Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are important members of the practice team who work under the supervision of a qualified nurse. They are trained to a high level and their role has expanded to be able to perform a wide range of duties.

Including blood tests and blood pressure checks, Electro-cardiograms (ECGs), Anti-coagulation monitoring for patients on blood thinning medications (INRs), NHS Health Checks, administer some vaccinations, undertake simple dressings, removal of simple clips and sutures, undertake diabetic foot checks and assist doctors with minor operations.

Our Health Care Assistants are:

  • Heather
  • Jodie
  • Julia 
  • Kathryn 
  • Katie
  • Laura 
 

Phlebotomists

Working under the supervision of the nursing team our Phlebotomists can take blood samples for testing

Our Phlebotomists are:

  • Rachel