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Specialist Nurses

Sister Julie Caskie

Julie Caskie PhotoRGN BSC Liverpool 1982

Julie graduated from The Royal Liverpool School of Nursing in 1982.  She is also a trained Nurse Prescriber.  She is the Clinical Nurse Lead for the surgery.

Sister Kirsteen Wilkinson

Kirsteen Wilkinson photoRGN BA(Hon) MSc Glasgow 1986

Kirsteen graduated from South Eastern College of Nursing, Glasgow in 1986. She is also a trained Nurse Prescriber.  She is the Respiratory Nurse Lead for the surgery.

A Specialist Nurse will undertake many of the nursing procedures at the surgery, such as child immunisations, ECGs, dressings and injections.  They are also trained to perform annual reviews with patients who have long term chronic conditions such as diabetes, COPD or heart disease.  They undertake separate training for each type of problem, so not every nurse can undertake all types of reviews if they haven't completed training for all.  In addition Specialist Nurses will perform smear tests and pill checks and other contraceptive work, but again, they must have passed the specific training for these procedures.

Nurses

Emma Smith

RN (Adult) Leeds 1998

Our Practice Nurse or Treatment room Nurse carries out nursing procedures/duties including  smear tests, ECGs, hearing tests, ear syringing, blood pressure checks, adult & children immunisations, dressings, diet & healthy lifestyle, family planning & reproductive sexual health.

Healthcare Assistants

Jane Harper

Our Health Care Assistants undertake specific training to allow them to provide a skilled support service to the nursing team and can take blood samples, take your blood pressure, perform ECGs, NHS healthchecks and other support services.

Phlebotomists

Susan Thomas

A Phlebotomist is a person who is trained to take blood samples only.

 
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