TELEPHONE SYSTEM UPDATE 16/08/2021

Our phone line issue has now been resolved. Please do bear with us, our lines are very busy, especially on Mondays. We have as many people answering the telephones as possible but during busy periods there will be likely be delays in your call being answered. Where possible, please use the eConsult service.

Nurses

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Mrs Sarah Holmes

Nurse Practitioners are qualified to see patients with undiagnosed medical problems, and to make detailed assessment of their health care needs, based on their combined medical and nursing knowledge, including clinical skills that you may not have traditionally associated with nurses, such as history taking, physical examination, diagnoses, and prescribing of medicines. Nurse Practitioners can also directly refer patients to hospital consultants.

Practice Nurses

Lead Nurses: Pauline Bird and Jan Hole

Practice Nurses: Christina Comont, Danielle Tansley, Emma Cann and Caroline Corfield

Same Day Nurse: Karen McDowell

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise 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, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Healthcare Assistants

Gwyn Emanuel, Alison Staite and Tracey Tucker

Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties. They provide essential services like taking blood samples, dressing wounds, giving some injections, processing specimens, and syringing ears.  They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.

Phlebotomists

Jean Westacott and Jill Geatches