Jo Sambandan – Nursing Lead
The Nurse Practitioner is here for people of any age with minor or major, acute, physical or psychological health needs. They are able to diagnose and treat many illnesses and injuries, prescribe medications, where appropriate, or offer advice and support as required.
Please continue to see your Doctor or Practice Nurse for any on-going management of your chronic conditions. If you aren’t sure if our nurse practitioner can deal with your problem, come and see her anyway, as she may be able to help, or at least guide you to the most appropriate healthcare.
Definition of acute illness/injury – new onset, likely short duration of symptoms or need for intervention.
Definition of chronic illness – gradual onset long lasting conditions.
Mrs Dawn Clayton
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. They manage minor ailment clinics, carry out cervical smears and run vaccination clinics.
Amy and Ian are our Emergency Care Practitioners. They help with home visits and see acute conditions and minor illness. They will deal with most of the same day requests for acute care, but will have support from the Practice GP’s.
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.
Our very experienced phlebotomists take bloods on behalf of the Partners for the Practice.