NURSING STAFF

Practice nurses work as part of a team of professional staff in a General Practice Surgery.  Their typical responsibilities include:

 

  • patient consultations within surgeries/health centres

  • carrying out physical examinations, investigatory procedures and cervical smear/pregnancy tests

  • diagnosing and treating illnesses/ailments

  • providing advice about contraception and fitting contraceptive devices

  • treating wounds

  • applying and removing dressings

  • providing emergency first aid/treatment

  • giving advice, education and information about health conditions and ailments, stopping smoking and losing weight

  • taking patient samples, swabs, specimens, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures

  • administering immunisations, vaccinations (for example for influenza) and infant injections

  • running well woman/man clinics and clinics for specific ailments such as diabetes and asthma

  • liaising with other health care professionals, practice nurses, GPs and/or hospitals

ZENA LAMBERT
Zena is our lead Practice Nurse and has been with the practice for several years.  She has a wide range of experience and specialises in Coronary Heart Disease.  She does Travel and Child Vaccinations and has a keen interest in wound care.

LISA WHITE
Lisa is our COPD and Asthma specialist nurse.  She also does Implants and Sexual Health, Travel and Child Vaccinations

Julie Bolton
Julie is our Diabetic specialist nurse, she joined the surgery in December 2018.  She has a wide range of experience and also does all relevant Treatment Room procedures.

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS
We have three Healthcare assistants who help with the day-to-day care of patients, either in the surgery or in patients’ own homes.