Mrs Carol Murphy (f)
RN, Diploma Asthma, Family planning and Diabetes, BSc Community Specialist Practitioner, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice – Qualified 1987
Specialist interests in diabetes, women’s health and learning disability.
Worked on specialist projects with armed forces, homeless, diabetes and asian Communities.
Mrs Jane Joyce (f)
RGN – qualified 1989, BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Accident and Emergency Nursing, RCN Credentialed Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Nurse practitioners can support patients with long term conditions and often provide the first point of contact for patients, particularly those with minor illnesses. They have been trained to be able to provide aspects of care previously carried out by GPs.
They are able to:
- Take a full patient history
- Carry out any physical examinations
- Use their knowledge to identify a likely diagnosis
- Request appropriate tests to aid diagnosis (blood tests, x-rays, scans)
- Refer patients to an appropriate specialist (in the practice or hospital)
- Prescribe medicines and non-medical treatments
- Arrange follow up and ongoing management
Nurse Nikki Raif (f)
Nurse Sophie Card (f)
Nurse Debbie Redmond (f)
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 people with long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, INR clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Community nurses provide home nursing and work closely with the partners. They can be contacted by telephoning the surgery.
Our midwife undertakes antenatal and postnatal care for our patients, working closely with the doctors. Weekly clinics are held both at our Hillview and Goldsworth Park surgeries.