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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are able to diagnose and prescribe illness in a similar way to doctors and can care for patients with most acute illnesses. A large proportion of the practice's appointments which are available to book on the day will be with a nurse practitioner. Such appointments are ideal for patients with recent onset of symptoms and doctors are always on hand should their advice be needed.

Helen Scott (f)

Helen is a highly experienced Nurse Practitioner who joined the practice in 2007.

Caroline Dunstan (f)

Nurse Manager

Karen Jenkin (f)

Karen is a Nurse Practitioner with many years experience as an ambulance paramedic, minor injury unit nurse and out-of-hours Nurse Practitioner. Karen joined the practice in 2015, initially to help cover the sabbatical absence of our Acute Illness Nurse, and has continued to work with us ever since. Karen helps to look after patients requiring an appointment that day, either face-to-face or on the telephone.

Mavis Kirby (f)
Ms Justine Smith (f)

Justine joined the practice in August 2017 with many prior years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner and Minor Injury Unit Nurse.  Justine also works for the out of hours service.

Nurses

Liz Cousins (f)
Sarah Ford (f)
Stephanie Whyte (f)
Trudy Matthews (f)
Carrie Patrick (f)
Gina Smith (f)

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. Some can also consult patients with day to day illnesses and prescribe certain medications. Sarah Ford sees patients in our Acute Illness clinic. Practice Nurses can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, vaccinations, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Health Practitioners

Alex Bray (f)

Assistant Practitioner

Tanya Adams (f)

Assistant Practitioner

Melissa Yeomans (f)

Assistant Practitioner

Assistant Practitioners support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as dressings and pressure bandaging, diabetic checks, spirometry, some injections, phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Healthcare Assistants

Leila da Silva (f)

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as diabetic checks, spirometry, some injections, phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Phlebotomists

Ann Curtis (f)
Carol Whitham (f)
Ciconne Tellam (f)

Phlebotomists primarily see patients requiring blood tests, but some also undertake specialist INR tests for patients on warfarin or other blood thinning drugs. Phlebotomists are also trained to undertake ECGs and support the nursing team with other clinical tasks such as urine testing.

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