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Mrs Tahira Symonds

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 nurse runs clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, and carries out childhood vaccinations and cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Mr Ijaaz Gillani
Miss Sunnaya Bashir

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood), blood pressure measurement, carrying out ECGs and spirometry, and new patient checks.

They also help in the running of certain aspects of the Chronic Disease Clinics under the supervision of the GPs.

They can also act as a chaperone when a patient or other staff member requests one. 

They may administer certain injections under the direct authorisation of the GP

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