Nurse Practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They have undertaken additional medical education in order to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication.
Nurse practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past. Their main areas of expertise are in the management of common illnesses and long term conditions.
The nurse practitioners can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required. They can make referrals to hospital doctors or other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital when necessary.
Gill Savage - Nurse Practitioner - works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
I qualified in 1981 at Middlesbrough General Hospital and I worked in medicine and coronary care for several years before joining the practice in 1990. I have since gained diplomas in family planning, diabetes, asthma, COPD and coronary heart disease. I went back to University in 1995 and completed a BSc Hons in Community Nursing with additional qualifications in clinical skills and prescribing. My main areas of interest are women’s health and long term conditions.
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, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Bronwen Mitchell - Practice Nurse - Works Tuesday - Friday
I qualified at Level One in 1978 at West Lane School of Nursing. I have since worked as a nurse in Australia and then back at Middlesbrough General Hospital. I joined the Cambridge Medical Group in 1994 and have since gained a Level 2 in Nursing RGN and have asthma, family planning and ischaemic heart disease secondary prevention diplomas. I also have skills in travel health.
Barbara Thomas - Practice Nurse Works Monday, Thursday and Friday
I qualified as an enrolled nurse in 1976 and worked in Hemlington Hospital and Ear, Nose and Throat at the North Riding Infirmary. After having a break for child care I then worked at Belle Vue Nursing Home for a number of years. I joined the practice in 2006 as a treatment room nurse. My main areas of expertise are primary prevention of coronary heart disease, wound care and ear assessment.
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.
Mrs Annemarie Davies (f)
Miss Annemarie Lamb (f)