Practice Nurse

Lynne Sinclair

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, such as new dressings, smears, ear syringing, travel vaccinations, shingles vaccine and contraceptive pill injection.

Healthcare Support Worker

Ann Thomson

Healthcare Support Worker – 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). They work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide blood pressure checks, B12 injection, dressings/wound checks, suture/staple removal and diabetic 1st annual review, flu vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine they play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.