Our practice has two fully qualified RGN practice nurses, Diana and Lucy (maternity leave until September 2018 and represented by Margaret, who has 40 years experience as an RGN) together with two fully qualified Health Care Assistants, Jackie & Anna.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with issues such as contraception, healthy living advice, cytology, blood pressure checks and dressings. They also check patient's heart with an ECG and lungs by Spirometry when required by the doctors.
The practice nurses run clinics for long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart and kidney disease. They undertake all of our vaccinations including our annual flu clinics that are run on a Saturday morning.