Practice nurses can offer a wide range of services including:

  • general advice on a wide range of health matters (many initial enquiries can best be answered by seeing a nurse rather than a doctor)
  • health promotion advice, especially the assessment and management of risk factors for heart disease and stroke
  • dressings, treatment of minor wounds, removal of stitches
  • foreign travel advice and immunisation
  • tetanus immunisation
  • childhood immunisations
  • anti-coagulation clinics

Little Common has a team of five practice nurses and Old Town has four.

Our practice nursing lead is:

Mrs Karen Malone


Paramedic Practitioners

 Mrs Joanne Holland and Mr Stuart Webb are Paramedic Practitioners and will be here supporting our GP's, primarily with Home Visits and urgent care support.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), ECG monitoring, BP monitoring, urinalysis, spirometry, smoking cessation and new patient checks. They can also assist in the minor surgery, diabetic and cardiac clinics.  They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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