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Nurse Practitioners

Sue Middleton (f)

RGN 1980, Specialist Practitioner Primary Health Care, Nurse Practitioner, Extended Nurse Prescriber

Sue worked on an Intensive Care Unit for 16 years. She began working as a Practice Nurse in 1996. She qualified as a Specialist Practitioner in Primary Care in 2001, and a Nurse Practitioner in 2004. The Nurse Practitioner role includes telephone advice and triage, consulting patients with minor illnesses and chronic disease. Sue is married with two grown up children. Her hobbies include hill-walking, and she is a volunteer with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

Nurses

Annie Anderson (f)

RGN

Katie Hutcheon (f)

RGN

Our practice nurses are fully qualified to carry out a wide range of services including:

· Chronic Disease management, incl diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, and high

  blood pressure

· Cervical smears and breast self examinations

· Injections

· Ear syringing

· Treatment of warts

· Wound dressing and suture removal

· Immunisation for travellers

· Health promotion, including dietary and smoking cessation advice

 

Healthcare Assistants

Aileen Boyter (f) and Elaine Morrison (f)

The Health Care Assistants are not trained Nurses, but work under the supervision of the Practice Nurses.  They see patients for blood pressure & routine blood tests, collection and testing of urine, routine height and weight management, health promotion, basic dressings, heart tracings (ECG) and new patient checks.  They also chaperone the GPs as required.

 
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