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Rusholme Health Centre, Walmer Street, Manchester, M14 5NP, Telephone: 0161 225 6699, Fax: 0161 248 4580

Nurse practitioners

We have three nurse practitioners, providing advice and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.

Team member Role
Sister Rachel Shelton Minor Illness Nurse
Sister Vicky Tolliday Nurse Practitioner
Sister Cecilia Naughton  Nurse Practitioner 
Sister Nijole Gimberiene Nurse Practitioner
Sister Sandra Parry Nurse Practitioner in training

What is a minor illness nurse?
A minor illness nurse is a qualified general nurse with additional specialist training in primary care and in the diagnosis and treatment of minor illness. Some minor illness nurses are also qualified to prescribe medications in their own right; if not they will ask a doctor to issue a prescription, if you need any medication.

What is a nurse practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is an experienced nurse, with additional specialist training. They are qualified to diagnose illness, decide on treatment and issue prescriptions. They usually see people with new illness and do not normally see people with ongoing problems.

What is a nurse practitioner in training?
A trainee nurse practitioner is an experienced nurse, who is undertaking additional specialist training to become a nurse practitioner. While training, nurse practioners have a supervising doctor and work closely with them. At the beginning of their training they run joint clinics with fully qualified staff. Further into their training (and only when they are ready) they run their own clinics, but if ever they need advice they always have a doctor or fully qualified nurse practitioner on hand to support them, to ensure that they always provide good, safe care.


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