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Nurses

Practice Nurse

  • Sr Shani Paulose BSC RGN, Registered Nurse

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advice 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.

Shani has clinics on Monday 1.30pm-6.15pm, Tuesday 9.30am-1pm and Friday 9.30am-12.30pm and can be seen for:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease(Chest problems)
  • Blood Pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Family Planning
  • Sexual Health
  • Cervical Screening
  • Vaccinations
  • General lifestyle advice
  • Taking blood samples

Healthcare Assistants (including Phlebotomy)

  • Mrs Lynn Murray
  • Ms Mellissa Woolley

Healthcare Assistants 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). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), processing specimens, performing ECGs (to measure heart function) and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.