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Nurses

Practice Nurses
The practice nurses can deal with many minor illnesses and are happy to provide telephone advice and consultations. They perform the majority of the cervical smears in the practice. They can also treat cystitis, advise on common childhood illnesses and minor injuries. If in doubt, please ask for their advice. They generally have ‘same day’ appointments. They will involve the GP if necessary.

All the nurses also take a very active role in Health Promotion. They all provide cervical smears, dietary advice, travel advice, contraceptive advice, blood pressure checks, well person checks and teenage health advice, along with dressings and wound care and immunizations.

In addition, certain nurses have special areas of interest:
Nurse Emma Kennedy (f)Nurse Emma Kennedy (f)

Emma Kennedy RGN – Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Team Leader. Emma also runs the Diabetes clinic and Coronary Heart Disease clinic. 

Nurse Karen Mackenzie (f)Nurse Karen Mackenzie (f)

Karen Mackenzie RGN - runs the Asthma Clinic and also the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic. She performs asthma checks and can advise and prescribe for asthma problems.

Nurse Jenny Yalden (f)

Mrs Jenny Yalden RGN - Jenny is an experienced nurse who runs the Asthma clinic. She performs asthma checks and can advise patients regarding any asthma related problem. Jenny has also completed a Diabetes Diploma and cans see Diabetic patients. You can also book in with her for dressings, Coronary Heart Disease clinic and general nursing duties. 

Health Practitioners

Mr Robert McGuigan (m)

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner

Rob is an experienced paramedic and will be working alongside the Doctors and Nurses by seeing and speaking to patients based on clinical need.

Healthcare Assistants

Health Care Assistants
Mrs Heather Church (f)
Heather Church - is a health care assistant. She assists the nurses by helping with blood pressure checks, performing ECGs and carrying out blood tests. Heather also sees patients eligible for their initial NHS Health Check appointment.

Phlebotomists

Practice Phlebotomist
Mrs Karen Dodds (f)
Provides blood tests at the Surgery. You can make an appointment for a blood test by contacting Reception. She also runs the CoaguChek clinic for patients on Warfarin.
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