Practice Nurse Team
The practice nurse can only be seen by appointment Monday to Friday. Standard procedures such as removal of stitches, wound dressings, blood pressure, injections, ear syringes and blood tests are carried out by our practice nurse team. In addition to these standard procedures our practice nurse team offer specialist clinical reviews in their specialised areas.
Diane : Advanced Nurse Practitioner
She specialises in Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Medication Reviews, Well Woman, Family Planning and Travel Advice.
Tim : Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
RGN. Prof studies in Orthopaedics. ANP via RGU/RCN accredited course. Pre hospital care: BASICS. Basic and Advanced life support trainer.
Special Interests: Orthopaedics esp - hips/knees and back. Urology. Care of the Elderly, End of life, and palliative care
Paula : Practice Nurse
She carries out such tasks as phlebotomy, blood pressure measurements, ECG's aswell as Injections and Dressings.
Suzi - Healthcare Assistant
Suzi supports the practice nurses with their daily work and carries out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurements, new patient checks, spirometry and ECGs. She may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Leigh : Practice Nurse
Fiona Houliston - Practice Manager
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Behind the scenes admin staff made up of receptionists and the medical secretary deal directly with letters, referrals, insurance reports, medical records and any other secretarial needs. You can speak directly with a member of our administration team if you feel this is appropriate.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients within the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription queries.