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.
Their roles can include;
- Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations
- Diagnose and treat common health problems
- Diagnose, treat and monitor chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma
- Promote positive health behaviours and self-care skills through education and counselling
- Collaborate with the General Practitioners and other health professionals
Sister Cath Pembridge
Nurse Manager, Minor Illness Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Letter of competence in intrauterine techniques and subdermal contraceptives, BSc Community Health Studies(practice nursing), Diploma Professional Practice, Diploma Diabetes (Bradford), RGN
- Interests: Diabetes, respiratory, skin/wound care, family planning
Sister Jenny Guy
Sister Annie James
Sister Anwen Ballard
Mrs Cath Pembridge
Mr Damien Crowley
Mental Health Clinician
The Mental Health Clinician team works with people whose presenting needs appear to be related to their mental health or who are known to the surgery as people with mental health problems. It is anticipated that people who present to the surgery requesting to see someone in relation to their mental health are reviewed by the clinician who will offer a CPN appointment where available as an alternative to an appointment with a GP.
Physiotherapy First Contact Practitioner Service
The physiotherapy service based at Four Elms provides a physiotherapy triage service and, where appropriate, brief therapeutic interventions for patients with musculoskeletal disorders registered at the practice. It is anticipated that people who present to the surgery requesting to see someone in relation to musculoskeletal issues are reviewed by the clinician who will offer a physiotherapy appointment as an alternative to an appointment with a GP.
Healthcare Assistants support the doctors and nurses with their clinical duties. They provide invaluable support in providing basic and routine duties to support the practice. Often HCA have dual roles as receptionist and HCA so can help support patients from both aspects. HCA provide blood pressure monitoring, chaperone services, basic wound care, ECG and phlebotomy services as examples.
Mrs Tina Matthews
Tina supports the practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and basic wound care.
Ms Ann-Marie Way
Ann-Marie support the practice nurses with their daily work. Ann-Marie also supports the health visitors with baby clinics and provides support with phlebotomy, blood pressure measurement and new patient checks.
Miss Harriet Gill