Our Nurse Practitioners are experienced specialist nurses who work in partnership with and under the guidance of the doctors. They have achieved additional higher qualifications in order to provide advanced nursing care and are qualified as Nurse Prescribers.
Nurse Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for most common problems and minor injuries. When you book an appointment you may be offered a same-day Nurse Practitioner appointment if the receptionist feels this is appropriate.
A nurse practitioner is able to cover most things a Doctor can do including assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide treatment and advice including a prescription if required. They can refer you for further advice and admit patients into hospital where necessary.
Sister Jo Wilson, BSc 1986, Nurse Practitioner BSc 2009
I have been working in General Practices since 1991 and have been at Newbridge Surgery since 1995, specialising in diabetes, asthma and COPD. I started my Nurse Practitioner role in 2006 and gradually started to expand my role to deal with the whole range of general practice problems. I am still maintaining a role in respiratory disease and diabetes.
Our practice nurses provide the following services:
- Cervical smears
- Health checks and promotion – diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, blood pressure
- Healthy living advice
- Leg ulcer management
- Minor injuries
- Removal of stitches
- Wound management
Please specify what type of problem your appointment is for when you book to ensure you are given an appointment with an appropriate nurse for the correct length of time.
Sister Louise Webb, Lead Practice Nurse
Sister Jo Kingston
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurements, ECGs, urine dipstick testing, NHS Healthchecks and diabetic foot checks. They can give injections for influenza, shingles, pneumonia, B12 and male hormone injections. They can perform spirometry, ear syringing, wound dressings and removal of stitches/sutures and staples/clips. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Mrs Kay Baker
Ms Megan Flint
Ms Caitlin Ashman
Ms Melody Perea