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Practice Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, and carry out cervical smears.

Rachel Summers (f)

Qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1983, worked in general medicine/surgery at Ipswich hospital before specialising in coronary care.

Certificate in Coronary Care 1987, Certificate in Health Education 1991 before moved into primary care in 2008, specialising in diabetes.

Certificate in Diabetes Care from Warwick University 2009.

Hayley Kirk (f)

Qualified as a RGN with a DipHE in 2005 where I worked on EAU dealing with both acute medical and surgical emergencies. BSc (Hons) completed in 2008 which included courses in diabetes care, preparation for Mentorship, advanced life support. Joined the specialist cardiac rehabilitation team in 2011 where I completed courses in heart failure management, nutrition in coronary care, BACPR physical activity and exercise course. Started with the practice in 2015 where I have participated in my cytology training, degree module in family planning/women’s health, Immunisations and travel health training, burns/wound care, ring pessary fits.

Kate Allen (f)

MSc Adult Nursing 2013, RGN, Preparation for Mentorship. Practice Nurse with Two Rivers since August 2016.

Anna Barton (f)

Registered adult nurse, qualified 2005. Worked in Intensive Care between 2005-2014. Became a Practice Nurse in 2014. Completed Asthma Diploma in January 2017.

Joanna Ling (f)

2005 qualified diploma HE adult nurse. BSC hons nursing studies 2009 including four modules, diabetes care, evidence based care dissertation, exploring professional practice and preparation for mentorship. 2015 advanced life support. Acute medical nurse from 2005-2014, Cardiac nurse in a percutaneous coronary intervention unit for 3yrs. Practice nurse role recent in post.


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Louise Bellamy (f)
Claire Bliss (f)
Ann Shelcot (f)
Nazma Khanom (f)
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