Nurse Practitioners are highly trained nurses who are qualified to prescribe drugs and treatments. They are able to carry out many of the duties of a junior doctor.
The Practice Nursing Team is led by Mrs Julie Vandermeulen.
Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. You can see them for:
- Chronic disease management (asthma, COPD, emphysema, diabetes) – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an review of your asthma, please use our online form
- Contraception – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an review of your contraception, please use our online form
- Ear syringing
- Minor injuries
- Removal of stitches
- Travel advice and vaccinations – For more information, please visit our Travel room.
- Verrucas, Athletes Foot, Nappy Rash, Threadworms, Head lice
- Family Planning Advice
The Practice Nurse Team is supported by Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.
Healthcare Assistants are trained to deal with:
- Blood pressure checks and 24-hour blood-pressure monitors – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an review of your blood pressure, please use our online form
- Blood tests
- Stitch and clip removal
- Some dressings (please check with receptionist)
- New patient examinations
- Swabs (wounds, eyes, throats)
- Urine tests
- Flu and pneumonia injections
- Healthy Living Advice (stop smoking etc.) – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an review of your smoking, please use our online form
Assistant Practitioners are able to carry out all of the above and in addition:
- NHS health checks
- B12 injections
- Ear syringe
- Diabetic foot checks
Phlebotomists are medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures.