What is a Practice Nurse?
A practice nurse is a qualified general nurse with additional specialist training in primary care. They are able to carry out the full range of nurse duties and also help patients with long-term conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, asthma, chronic lung disease) to manage their illnesses better.
What is a Practice Nurse in Training?
A trainee practice nurse is a qualified general nurse who is undertaking additional specialist training to become a practice nurse. They work under supervision to ensure that they always provide good, safe care.
What is a Practice Treatment Room Nurse?
A treatment room nurse is a qualified general nurse. They are able to carry out the full range of nurse duties such as dressings, immunisations, pill checks, weight management, smears, swabs, help to give up smoking and travel advice.
What is a Healthcare Assistant?
A healthcare assistant provides support to qualified nurses by carrying out specific procedures and giving advice. They are specially trained and usually have or are working towards a qualification. They can take blood, perform ECGs, give advice on a healthy lifestyle, test urine, measure blood pressure, height and weight and carry out health checks.
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.
We have three nurse practitioners, providing advice and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
Sister Rachel Shelton
Minor illness nurse
Sister Vicky Tolliday
Sister Cecilia Naughton
Sister Nijole Gimberiene
Sister Sandra Parry
Nurse practitioner in training
We have a team of six nurses and three healthcare assistants, providing a wide range of services.
Senior practice nurse
Nurse Laura Edgar
Nurse Rebecca Clode
Practice treatment room nurse
Sister Sinead Peters
(Team leader) practice nurse
Sister Saima Sarwar