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, NHS Health / cardiovascular disease risk checks and carry out cervical smears.

Margie Nartey (f)
Senior Nurse
Louise Lamb (f)

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood samples), blood pressure measurement and new patient health checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Katrina Smith (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Vanessa Hague

Healthcare Assistant


The principal responsibilty of the Phlebotomist is to take blood samples which are then sent to the laboratory for specialist analysis. She is also closely involved in monitoring patients who take Warfarin.

Elaine Hollinger (f)


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