There are five registered practice nurses working in the surgery.
All the registered nurses have individual areas of expertise.
All of them 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.
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.
Karen Donovan (Health Care Assistant) is able to carry out ECG’s, audiograms, new patient checks, blood pressure checks, suture removal and basic dressing. She has a special interest in supporting patients to stop smoking and also offers NHS Health checks to eligible patients.