Our nurse practitioners have advanced nurse training which means they are able to diagnose, manage and treat many of the minor health care problems which were traditionally seen by the GP. Where necessary they are able to organise further investigations such as x-rays and blood tests or referral to a consultant, or other health care professional.
Ellie Thomas – Nurse Practitioner
Jo Coxon – Nurse Practitioner
Kelly Swannell – Nurse Practitioner
Cathy Parle – Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Cathy is available to support our frail/elderly patients living in nursing homes or in their own homes.
Our practice nursing team are qualified and registered nurses. The team runs clinics for long term health conditions such as diabetes, COPD and wound care. They also run clinics for childhood immunisations, travel advice, cervical screening (smears) and family planning check-ups (pill checks, follow up depot injections etc).
Kelly Swannell – Lead Practice Nurse
Viv Simms – Women’s Health Nurse
Our women’s health nurse can help you with a whole range of problems including:
- Contraception advice or prescription and administration of various methods such as; coils, implants, injections and contraceptive pills (including switching, starting and reviewing pills).
- Menopausal symptoms, including advice and treatment
- Removal and fitting of ring pessaries
To discuss any of the above or to make an appointment please speak to a member of our reception team who would be happy to help.
Healthcare Assistants (HCA)
Our practice nursing team work alongside our dedicated HCA team who carry out such tasks as ear syringing, minor dressings, injections, ECGs, blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, chaperoning and a whole other range of procedures.