Nurses

We would like to remind patients that any form of violent or aggressive behaviour towards our staff, be it verbal, physical or online, will not be tolerated. While the vast majority of our patients are extremely supportive, we have encountered behaviour towards our staff recently that is completely unacceptable.

All our nurses are fully qualified Practice Nurses who deal with all chronic disease areas.

The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, dressings, cervical screening, travel clinics, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity.

Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor. After speaking to the GP on triage, if your medical problem requires an appointment then the GP will arrange for you to see the most appropriate clinician to deal with your medical problem.

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Elizabeth Holtz – RGN

Liz is qualified as a Nurse Practitioner which extends her role within the practice and allow her to prescribe for patients when they attend the clinics. She is still involved in all of the Practice clinics including Family Planning, Hypertension, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma and Vascular and is also available for advice over the telephone if you cannot get into the surgery.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs)

Rebecca Barrowman – RGN
Gillian Moor – RGN

Rebecca and Gillian are both qualified as Advanced Nurse Practitioners. Our ANPs have completed additional postgraduate qualifications which enables them to competently deal with chronic diseases as well as assessment, investigation and management of acute presentations of non-pregnant patients over the age of 2. Our ANPs have also completed additional postgraduate training to become fully qualified prescribers.