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Practice Nursing Team

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurses are highly trained and are available for general advice, wound dressing and suture removal, adult and childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations, health checks as well as working with the doctors in the running of various clinics.

Practice Nurses also offer regular cervical smear sessions, contraceptive advisory clinics, smoke stop advice as well as other routine checks. These will include long term conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes, CHD and Asthma.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

The role of nurse practitioners is well established in the practice. They are highly experienced, senior nurses who have undertaken extensive training to deal with a wide variety of minor ailments and illnesses. All our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are independant prescribers and are available for consultation as an alternative to a GP.

Respiratory Specialist Nurse

A highly experienced & trained respiratory nurse whom is able to manage those patients with more complex respiratory needs and acts as an advisor to other clinicians.

Health Care Assistants

We also have health care assistants in each surgery who assist with general treatment room care and carry out the taking of blood samples.