Nursing Team

We  have a large expert team of nurses working in the practice.

Nursing Team Leader
Andrea Picton is the Nursing Team Leader.  She is also a Nurse Practitioner and specialises in Chronic Diseases. Deborah Jones acts as Deputy Nursing Team Leader in Andrea’s absence.

Nurse Practitioners
The Nurse Practitioners have received additional training and are qualified to examine, diagnose, treat and prescribe.  They are able to deal with many problems which previously would have required a Doctor’s appointment.  They are able to refer you to the Doctor if this is necessary.  Please ask reception if you are unsure.

Our team of five Nurse Practitioners includes:
Andrea Picton,  Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Team Leader
Jane Wrightson,  Nurse Practitioner
Beverley Storey, Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Dufton,  Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Jones, Nurse Practitioner/Deputy Nursing Team Leader

Practice Nurses
The core functions of the Practice Nurse are disease prevention, health promotion and chronic disease management.  All of our practice nurses have specialist training in these areas.  They provide the following services:
– Immunisation for children
– Pregnancy
– Travel
– Elderly Care
– Smear tests to prevent cervical cancer
– Contraception services including contraceptive implants
– Chronic disease annual reviews for Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke and Hypertension
– Management of cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk

Our team of seven Practice Nurses includes:
Adele Panter,      Practice Nurse
Aisling Dutton,   Practice Nurse
Meena Saji,         Practice Nurse
Natasha Roe,      Practice Nurse
Gill Coxon,          Practice Nurse

Nurse Associate
The practice has one Nurse Associate:  Hayley Winters

Health Care Assistants
Our Health Care Assistants provide support services to the doctors and nurses e.g. blood tests, blood pressure, urine testing, assisting at minor operation.  In addition they undertake diabetic foot assessments, administer vaccines, remove stitches and deliver NHS Health Checks.

Our team of three Health Care Assistants include:
Rita Callan,               Health Care Assistant
Lynne Race,              Health Care Assistant
Christine Slack         Health Care Assistant
Gwen Hammell        Health Care Assistant (takes up post on 13th March, 2023)

GP Assistants
Our two GP Assistants support the general smooth running of clinics by performing routine administration and clinical tasks freeing up GP time to focus on patients.  The role involves direct work with patients and works closely with practice clinicians.
Leigh Robson         GP Assistant
Rebekka Tickell      GP Assistant

Last modified: December 12, 2023