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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Liz Knobbs

BSc, RGN, RMN, Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Louise Potts

Diploma Adult/Ng RGN, Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

The emergency nurse practitioners offer daily urgent surgeries in the morning and in the afternoon. These appointments can be booked on the day. These surgeries are for urgent minor illness for example coughs, colds, sore throats, water infections, chest infections, skin infections, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea and vomiting, emergency contraception. These surgeries are also for minor acute musculoskeletal problems, for example, acute lower back pain, tennis elbow and the unwell child. These practitioners are also capable of assessing an acute deterioration in any chronic illness. They are also capable of triaging any other illness whose full assessment may involve a doctor.

Both nurse practitioners are highly trained and experienced in health assessment. They are able to assess, diagnose, refer and treat individuals with a wide range of ailments. Both are able to prescribe independently. They have close access to the duty doctor for verbal advice or physical assessment if required. For review of ongoing ailments the individual should book an appointment with their own doctor.

Nurse Clare Kirkham

Care Home Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Liz Hicklin

Nurses

Sister Andrea Birchall

Andrea has a special interest in asthma and monitoring blood pressure. Her asthma clinics are usually Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Sister Fiona Barnes

Fiona has a special interest in coronary heart disease and diabetic care. Her coronary heart disease clinic is usually Monday afternoon.

Sister Debbie Shiers
Sister Helen Pointon

All the nurses are involved in blood pressure management, performing ECGs or heart tracings, taking blood samples, ear syringing, performing cervical smears, changing vaginal ring pessaries, family planning (including fitting caps, contraceptive injections, pill checks) performing injections and travel vaccinations, stopping smoking advice and general dietary advice.

Please try and attend the specific clinic for your chronic illness. If you are unable to attend the specific clinic times then please ask reception who will try and find you an alternative appointment.

Healthcare Assistants

Alicia Rutter
Sarrane Lawton

Spirometry/reversibility tests, COPD annual rev, Diabetic Foot checks, NHS Health Checks, Weight Referrals.

The health care support workers offer daily surgeries providing new patient medicals, blood pressure checks, smoking cessation advice, taking blood samples, performing heart tracings or ECGs. They can also perform well woman and well man checks, the elderly or over 75 year old check-ups and arrange the local Exercise on Prescription scheme.

 
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