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Nursing team

Practice Nurse

Caroline – Registered Nurse (NMC)

Languages: English

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, cervical screening, contraception, assessment and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, on coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. 

The Nursing team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.

Nursing Associate

Sandra – Registered Nursing Associate (NMC)

Languages: English, Latvian, Russian

Nursing Associate is Registered Health Care Professional, fully trained in a wide range of Clinical skills including Phlebotomy, Immunisations, Ear Syringing, Wound Dressing, Health Promotion, Monitoring and Escalating change in patients condition, Monitoring of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, on coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and patient care planning. 

Healthcare Assistants (including Phlebotomy)

Thavamalar – Healthcare Assistant/Phlebotomist

Languages: English and Tamil

Elil – Healthcare Assistant /Phlebotomist

Languages: English and Tamil

Chiromy – Healthcare Assistant

Languages: English and Tamil

Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Nursing Associate, Practice Manager and GPs). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), measuring blood pressure, processing specimens, performing health checks (New Registration, NHS Health Checks, Diabetic Foot checks), sometimes performing ECGs (to measure heart function) . They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.

Care Coordinator

Nishanki – Care coordinator

Languages: English ,Tamil and Mandarin