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Practice Nurses

Liz Cousins (f)

Patricia Curtis (f)

Sarah Ford (f)

Trudy Matthews (f)

Carrie Patrick (f)

Liz Rapson (f)

Gina Smith (f)

Stephanie Whyte (f)

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. Some can also consult patients with day to day illnesses and prescribe certain medications. Sarah Ford and Liz Rapson see patients in our Acute Illness clinics at Pool and Trevithick and can see and treat many conditions including throat/chest/urine/ear infections, rashes and other new onset illnesses. Practice Nurses can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, vaccinations, 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.

 

Assistant Practitioners

Alex Bray (f), Tanya Adams (f), Melissa Yeomans (f)

Assistant Practitioners support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as dressings and pressure bandaging, diabetic checks, spirometry, some injections, phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

 

Healthcare Assistants

Leila da Silva (f) & Lou Eva (f)

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as diabetic checks, spirometry, some injections, phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

 

Phlebotomists

Ann Curtis (f), Carol Whitham (f) & Ciconne Tellam (f)

Phlebotomists primarily see patients requiring blood tests, but some also undertake specialist INR tests for patients on warfarin or other blood thinning drugs. Phlebotomists are also trained to undertake ECGs and support the nursing team with other clinical tasks such as urine testing.

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