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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.
Viv Burrows (f)

Viv joined our nursing team in 2010, coming from a background as a district nurse.

Lena Musker (f)

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.
Val Westbrook

Val is trained in taking blood tests and routine blood pressure recordings, and offering weight management advice. She can also perform ECGs, lung function testing (spirometry), INR checks, wound dressings and flu vaccinations

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