Nurse Practitioners

Julie Nelson

Nurse Pactitioners are able to issue prescriptions and are capable of dealing with the vast majority of conditions which arise on an urgent basis including:

  • acute back and musculoskeletal pains
  • urinary tract infections
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • sore throats and tonsillitis
  • chest infections
  • ear infections
  • side-effects or problems relating to contraception.

Nurse Pratitioners can refer to a GP immediately if necessary.  Please note that children under two years of age being seen in an emergency surgery must be seen by a GP, so inform the receptionist the age of the child when you call for an emergency appointment for them.

You can also see a Nurse Practitioner for things such as review appointments (as directed by GPs or NPs), diabetes clinic, or blood pressure monitoring and treatment.


Linda Brown
Carole Curtis

Practice Nurses are qualified and Registered Nurses. They can help with Women's health issues including contraception and cervical screening, 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, heart disease and hypertension checks.

Healthcare Assistants

Angela Outterside
Craig Davies

Health Care Assistants support the 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.

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