Reduced capacity at the surgery

We continue to experience reduced capacity due to sickness across our GP team and will continue to do so at least until the end of February.  All appointment requests are triaged by a GP and appointments are allocated according to clinical need. There may be times that we have to switch eConsult off on-line to help us manage demand.  We will continue to take requests over the telephone or at our front desk but we may have to restrict requests to urgent medical problems only.

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Nurses

Advanced Nurse Practitioners 

Nurse Practitioners manage their own caseloads, sharing patients care with medical colleagues working in the same area of practice. A Nurse Practitioner may work with the patient to determine a plan of care and can deliver a large portion of that care themselves. 

ANP’s can: 

  • Assess, examine and make a diagnosis
  • Give advice about the management of self limiting and other illness
  • Refer patients
  • Prescribe medications for patient if required

Mrs Beverly Hackwell (Associate Partner) 

  • RGN Nurse Practitioner BSc(Hons), Family Planning Certificate, Certified to fit contraceptive implants, IUCDs and IUS devices, Asthma and COPD Diploma, Menopause, Non Medical Nurse Prescriber.

Mrs Carolyn Tipper

  • RGN Nurse Practitioner BSc(Hons), Asthma Diploma, Non Medical Nurse Prescriber.

Mrs Frances Syres 

  • RGN Nurse Practitioner BSc(Hons), Family Planning Certificate, Certified to fit contraceptive implants, Menopause, Non Medical Nurse Prescriber.

Mrs Tracey Gardner 

  • RGN Nurse Practitioner BSc(Hons)
  • Non Medical Prescriber

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses assist in clinical car of patients and work within their own scope of knowledge and skills to provide a lead role in the implementation of good clinical management of patients within a specific diagnosed chronic disease e.g. asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Carrying out physical examinations, investigatory procedures and cervical smears
  • Providing advice about contraception
  • Treating wounds e.g. leg ulcers
  • Applying and removing dressings
  • Giving advice, education and information about health conditions and ailments, stopping smoking and losing weight
  • Administering immunisations, vaccinations (e.g. influenza) and infant injections
  • Running clinics for diabetes and asthma

Sister Joanne Curran 

  • RGN Practice Nurse, Asthma and Diabetes Diploma
  • Childhood and Adult Immunisations, Cytology (smears), Travel Vaccinations, Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Non Medical Prescriber.

Sister Louise Boughey 

  • RGN Practice Nurse, BSc in Adult Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University 2012, Childhood Immunisations Diploma in Diabetes
  • Childhood and Adult Immunisations, Cytology (smears), Travel Vaccinations, Asthma and Diabetic Checks. 

Sister Xiurong Deng 

  • RGN Practice Nurse, BSc(Hons) in Adult Nursing, University of Chester 2007,  Diploma Diabetes Childhood Immunisations
  • Independent Prescriber, Cytology (smears), Frailty, Specialised Tissue Viability, Complex Wound Management and Leg Ulcer Care, Non Medical Prescriber.

Assistant Practitioners 

Assistant Practitioners are able to deliver elements of health and social care and undertake clinical work in the areas that have previously only been in the remit of registered professionals. Assistant Practitioners undertake a 2 year foundation degree as part of their training. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • New patient checks
  • Annual checks
  • NHS health checks
  • Stock control
  • Learning disability health checks
  • Treating small injuries
  • Assisting in minor operations
  • Assisting in women’s health clinics
  • Assisting in leg ulcer clinics
  • Coordinating vaccination programmes
  • Infection control

Bernadette Wilkinson 

  • Assistant Practitioner, Foundation Degree in Sciences – Health and Social Care, Liverpool John Moores University 2013
  • Infection Control, Learning Disability, NHS Checks, New Patient Checks, Care support team for patients with life limiting illnesses.

Sonia Burton

  • Assistant Practitioner, Foundation Degree in Sciences – Health and Social Care, Chester University 
  • NHS Checks, New Patient Checks, Care support team for patients with life limiting illnesses. 

Suzanne McLoughlin

  • Assistant Practitioner, Foundation Degree in Sciences – Health and Social Care, Chester University 
  • NHS Checks, New Patient Checks, Care support team for patients with life limiting illnesses. 

Megan Cosgrove

  • Assistant Practitioner

Jade Reid 

  • GP assistant

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants assist the registered Practice Nurses and Doctors in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care, ensuring that patient safety and well-being is respected at all times. 

Responsibilities / Duties include: 

  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • New patient checks
  • Blood pressure checks

Sheila Buckley and Emily Palmer