The practice nurses can deal with many minor illnesses and are happy to provide telephone advice and consultations. They perform the majority of the cervical smears in the practice. They can also treat cystitis, advise on common childhood illnesses and minor injuries. If in doubt, please ask for their advice. They generally have ‘same day’ appointments. They will involve the GP if necessary.
All the nurses also take a very active role in Health Promotion. They all provide cervical smears, dietary advice, travel advice, contraceptive advice, blood pressure checks, well person checks and teenage health advice, along with dressings and wound care and immunizations.
In addition, certain nurses have special areas of interest:
|Nurse Emma Kennedy (f)|
Emma Kennedy RGN – Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Team Leader. Emma also runs the Diabetes clinic and Coronary Heart Disease clinic. She is also trained to provide smoking cessation advice and can prescribe Nicotine Replacement Treatments.
|Nurse Karen Mackenzie (f)|
Karen Mackenzie RGN - runs the Asthma Clinic and also the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic. She performs asthma checks and can advise and prescribe for asthma problems. She also sees patients for Smoking Cessation Advice and is able to prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
|Nurse Jenny Yalden (f)|
Mrs Jenny Yalden RGN - Jenny is an experienced nurse who runs the Asthma clinic. She performs asthma checks and can advise patients regarding any asthma related problem. Jenny has also completed a Diabetes Diploma and cans see Diabetic patients. You can also book in with her for dressings, Coronary Heart Disease clinic and general nursing duties.