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Are you in need of healthcare advice?

If you have toothache, sore or bleeding gums, troublesome wisdom tooth, tooth sensitivity or other types of facial pain your Primary Choice is a Dentist

If you have problems with your eye health like injuries, pain, swelling, visual loss or disturbance your Primary Choice is an Optometrist

If you have a minor illness like coughs, colds, diarrhoea or headaches or need advice on medications your Primary Choice is a Community Pharmacist

If you call your GP Practice you will speak to the GP Receptionist. They are trained to ask questions about your healthcare needs to help signpost you to the most appropriate person to provide advice or treatment

Your General Practice Nurse is your Primary Choice for wound and minor injury treatment, contraception advice and reviews, immunisations, blood monitoring and chronic illness reviews.

By making the right Primary Choice means your GP can spend time with the most vulnerable, complex and very ill patients.

Nurse Practitioners


Susan Carter, MSc                              Patricia McKenna                 

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner) 

Our Nurse Practitioners can help you with general illness and referrals.  They can diagnose and prescribe appropriate medication for:

Minor Illness - That may develop within 24 - 48 hours

  • Common infections of eyes, ears, throat, chest, skin etc
  • Childhood illnesses such as chicken pox, tonsillitis, impetigo, etc
  • Urinary tract infections


  • New and repeat prescriptions

Teenage Health Issues

Well Woman

  • New and repeat HRT
  • Cytology
  • Sexual Health Screening
  • Weight Reduction

Pre-Conceptual Advice

Lumps, Bumps & Skincare

Acute and Chronic Wound Care/Infections

Telephone Advice on Medication/Immunisation

Chronic Diseases

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Rheumatology
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma
  • Warfarin Monitoring

Susan Carter can also help with:

  • Coil fitting, Checks, Removal and General Advice

Minor Illness Nurse

Rachel Dodsworth is our Minor Illness Nurse, but is also currently undertaking Advanced Nurse Practitioner Training.

Rachel will be able to help you with:

  • Minor illnesses (over 5 year old's only) such as chest/urine infections, ear pain and sore throats
  • Skin issues
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Contraception Advice
  • Blood Pressure Advice 


       Pamela Pattenden                                 Amy Owen 

              Lorna Davies 

Our Nurses can help you with:

  • Ear Syringing
  • Wound Dressing
  • Pre-arranged Blood Samples
  • Removal of Sutures (Unless as a result of a visit to A&E)
  • Contraceptive Repeat Prescriptions
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Routine Injections
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • Healthy Lifestyle Advice
  • Weight Loss Advice
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Vaginal Swabs
  • Asthma checks
  • HRT repeat prescriptions
  • Smears
  • Lorna can also help with the contraceptive implant

Healthcare Assistants

         Donna Hill                                         Norma Morris 

Our healthcare assistants can help you with:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • ECGs
  • Blood Samples
  • Over 75s Health Checks
  • Urine Testing
  • Minor dressings
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Diabetic checks
  • Basic asthma checks including inhaler techniques
  • Shingles vaccination 
  • Vaginal swabs
  • Ear syringing 
  • Smoking cessation 
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