The practice nurses are fully accountable in their own right professionally. They have been specially trained in different skills and you may be asked to give information about your needs so that you can be booked in with the appropriate nurse, to avoid wasting your valuable time as well as theirs.
The practice nurses can all monitor blood pressure and weight and give advice about healthy living. Some of them can carry out cervical cytology (smears), sexual health and family planning clinics, chronic disease management – respiratory conditions (asthma and COPD), diabetes and coronary heart disease monitoring. One nurse runs a clinic for patients with multiple chronic diseases. By booking one appoint for all your chronic diseases you improve the continuity of care, save yourself time and probably money. There is a rapid access clinic each morning to deal with minor illnesses. Nurses running chronic disease clinics are qualified to prescribe most medications.
Andrea Hezelgrave (Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Lead). Sees acute (book on the day) type appointments as an alternative to seeing a GP. Can seek advice from a GP during the consultation if occasionally required. Prescribes medications herself.
Mark Spacey, Nurse Practitioner. Mark can see nearly all the appointments that a GP can except for women’s health or children under 10 years old. Will normally be used for acute (book on the day) type appointments, rather than Long Term Conditions or chronic diseases.
Sandra Little RGN, Diploma in Orthopaedic nursing, Diabetes in Practice ENB 928, Development in nursing care ENB 923, Medical nursing ENB A24, Teaching and Assessing ENB998, BSc(Hon) Health Care Studies inc Health Promotion Certificate. Interests: Diabetes, teaching, nurse prescriber.
Mary Thompson, RGN, Asthma Diploma, Diabetic Nursing Diploma, ENB, Smoking Cessation. Nurse prescriber. Interests: Cardiovascular disease, Asthma, COPD.
Vicky Hetherington RMN, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, ENB 962, Smoking Cessation Clinic. Interest in mental health.
Sharon Scholey, Treatment Room Nurse SEN, Courses in Menopause, Child Protection, CPR, Nutrition support, COPD, Ear Care, Travel Vaccination and Baby Immunisation.
Diane Raper. RGN. BSc (Hons) Asthma Diploma. Diabetes Diploma. Conducts a clinic for patients with multiple long-term conditions along with general practice nursing.
Emma Price. RGN. Emma started work with us on 5th September 2016 and whilst a fully qualified nurse we are now training her to become a specialist in the management of chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and respiratory.
Michelle Padgett (Health Care Assistant). Michelle started work with us on 3 August 2009. Michelle conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, Vasectomy etc).
Carol Dickinson (Health Care Assistant). Carol conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, Vasectomy etc).
Jane Taylor. (Health Care Assistant) Jane conducts General Clinics (eg Phlebotomy, Blood Pressure, ECG, spyrometry) and assists GPs in clinics (ie Minor Surgery, Vasectomy etc) where needed.
Ana Mattacks. (Apprentice Health Care Assistant) Ana is currently undertaking an 18-month apprenticeship, but will be qualified to run certain clinics within her training.