Clinical Staff

At the Medical Centre we have within our clinical team an excellent skill mix which includes General Practitioners (GP’s), Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants (HCAs).

We have a Nurse Practitioner who can carry out the following duties:

  • Assess  &  diagnose patients
  • Carry out a physical examination
  • Instigate various tests & investigations if clinically indicated
  • Prescribe medications if necessary
  • Refer patients to hospital (or other agencies)  if appropriate
  • Write letters supporting university queries such as concession letters/accomodation/on campus parking/bed board request

Three of our Practice Nurses are  Nurse Prescribers which means they can prescribe medications if  & when necessary.  All our Practice Nurses can help with a wide range of issues, for example:

When you ring for an appointment with the  Nurse you might be asked by the Receptionist what the reason is for your appointment. You do not have to give this information unless you want to. Each appointment is 15 minutes long.  If you are coming about more than one problem the Receptionist will need to be informed so that she can book you a longer appointment with the Nurse.

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Nurse Practitioners

Louise Kirsch-Mills
Joint Lead Nurse

 

Nurse Prescribers

Rhona Rollings
Joint Lead Nurse

  • Anna Davies
  • Zoe Hewlett
 

Practice Nurses

  • Elizabeth Bentham
  • Jacqueline Marshall
  • Sharon Chisholm
  • Amanda Tyson
 

Unplanned Admissions Practice Nurse

  • tbc
 

Health Care Assistant

  • Robyn Bentley 

Health Care Assistants support the Practice Nursing Team with their daily work. Our HCAs are appropriately trained clinicians who work to protocols in order to undertake various tasks and activities including:

  • Urine testing
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • NHS Patient health checks
  • Blood Pressure measurements
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Recording height and weight
  • ECG recording
  • Phlebotomy
  • Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Peak Flow readings
  • Flu vaccinations – working under Patient Specific Directive
  • B12  injections – working under Patient Specific Directive
  • Simple dressings
  • Assist with minor operations
  • Assist in Gynaecology in-house clinic
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • To act as a chaperone as required
 

Psychiatric Liaison Nurses

  • Terry Shrimpton
  • Paul Jackson
  • Lin Irwin