Nurse Practitioners

Kirsten Smith (f)

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are trained specialists nurses.  They have undertaken additional medical education in order to diagnose and treat both acute illness and chronic conditions and can prescribe medication.

Our NP is an experienced nurse who, through further education and specialist training, has developed her skills and knowledge in order to offer extended services to patients. While not being a replacement for Doctors, she can provide some aspects of care previously provided by the Doctors.

Our NP can diagnose, treat, prescribe medication, and, if necessary, refer patients to the hospital. If they feel you need to see a GP, they can arrange this for you. the NP can also see patients either in the Surgery or at home visits. Patients asking for “same day” appointments are likely to see the Nurse Practitioner which frees up the GPs to see patients with chronic or complex conditions. Patients being seen in A&E or at NHS24 usually see Nurse Practitioners and the Surgery has adopted this same structure.

Nurses

Jinny MacKenzie (f)
Annetta Crookes (f)
Sue Littlemore

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.

Healthcare Assistants

Carol Macfadyen (f)

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.

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