Nurse Practitioners (NP)
Ms Sarah BellBSc, RN, BSc, NMP
Specialist Area: Diabetes, Asthma & COPD
Ms Kate HawkinsDip (HE) Adult Nursing, BSc Midwifery, ANP
Specialist Area: Diabetes
Nurse Practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They are highly experienced nurses who have undertaken additional medical education in order to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication.
Nurse Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past. Their main areas of expertise are in the management of common illnesses and long term conditions.
Sister Sally BullenRN
Specialist Areas: Asthma, COPD, Cryotherapy
Sister Jackie WarnerRN
Specialist Area: Asthma
Nurse Angela HarringtonRN
Mrs Yodit Tewelde (f)RN
Specialist Areas: Asthma & COPD
Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advice on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.
The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.
Healthcare Assistants (including Phlebotomy)
Specialist Area: Learning Disability
Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties, as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and GPs). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), processing specimens, sometimes performing ECGs (to measure heart function) and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.