Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner is an experienced practice nurse who has undertaken further training. The development of this role is to share the workload of the GP's and to improve the standard of access to a healthcare professional. 

The nurse practitioner will be available for consultation as an alternative to seeing a GP. She will continue to work alongside the other G.P's and may consult with them as necessary, although she is qualified to work as an independent practitioner. Helen can carry out any of the following:-

  • take medical history
  • perform examinations
  • request investigations
  • make provisional diagnosis
  • decided on appropriate management
  • prescribe medication
  • make referrals to hospital


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Yaiza Ruiz


Ifeoma Ndkuda-Obiora


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Joanne Wilson
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