Davenport House Surgery, Harpenden
Bowers Way

Nursing Staff

There are five registered practice nurses working in the surgery.

  • Heather Warwick
  • Mary Ibbotson
  • Rosemary Fairhurst
  • Sharon Catlin
  • Christina Harrison

All the registered nurses have individual areas of expertise.

  • Heather Warwick and Mary Ibbotson share overall clinical responsibility for training and supervising nursing care.
  • Heather Warwick is the Clinical Nurse lead for Diabetes. 
  • Mary Ibbotson is the Clinical Nurse lead for Cancer Care.
  • Christina Harrison is the Respiratory Nurse Lead.

All nurses help run appointments for both general nursing services and for specialised clinics. Appointments are made via the receptionists.

Patients can make an appointment with the nurse without seeing their doctor for minor injuries, general or holiday immunisation or vaccination advice and for ear-syringing.

However, patients must see their doctor first before blood tests or special tests or investigations can be arranged. Patients may be asked by their doctor, or invited by letter, to attend special clinics run by the Practice nurses that monitor chronic conditions such as Heart disease, Asthma, Diabetes and Hypertension - or for monitoring medication such as Contraception or Hormonal Replacement therapy or support screening services such as cytology.  

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen Cruickshanks works alongside our GPs offering a minor illness clinic for advice and treatment of fever, urinary tract infections, sickness and diarrhoea and other minor ailments. She also supports the nursing team in surgery looking after leg ulcer patients.

Health Care Assistant

Karen Donovan our Health Care Assistant, is able to carry out ECG’s, audiograms, new patient checks, blood pressure checks, suture removal and basic dressing. Karen also has a special interest in supporting patients to stop smoking and also offers NHS Health checks to eligible patients.