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Patient Notice


Dr. Sarah Cole will be joining the Practice on Wednesday 25th April 2018.


 If Dr. Prior was your ‘usual’ GP before he left you may now have Dr. Cole as your ‘usual’ GP. Reception can advise you if this is the case after the above date.

Prescription Ordering

A minimum of three clear working days is required to process all repeat prescription requests. ‘Working days’ are classed as Monday to Friday (excluding all Bank Holidays). 

So for example, if you would like your medication to be ready on a (non-Bank Holiday) Monday afternoon, you will need to order it on Wednesday morning at the latest.


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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are highly trained nurses who are qualified to prescribe drugs and treatments. They are able to carry out many of the duties of a junior doctor.

Sarah Didymus (Locum)


Julie Vandermuelen

Nursing Team Leader 

The Practice Nursing Team is led by Mrs Julie Vandermuelen. She is specially qualified in the treatment of diabetes.

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. You can see them for:

  • Chronic disease management (asthma, COPD (emphysema), diabetes)
  • Contraception 
  • Dressings 
  • Ear syringing 
  • Immunisations 
  • Injections 
  • Minor injuries 
  • Removal of stitches 
  • Smears 
  • Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Verrucas, Athletes Foot, Nappy Rash, Threadworms, Head lice
  • Family Planning Advice
Joann Pike

Joann is also our Learning Disability Lead

Nicola Alder

Nicola is our Infection Control Lead.

Sharon Ahier
Carol Clarke
Sarah Davies

Healthcare Assistants

The Practice Nurse Team is supported by Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.

Healthcare Assistants are trained to deal with:

  • Blood pressure checks and 24-hour blood-pressure monitors
  • Blood tests
  • Stitch and clip removal
  • Some dressings (please check with receptionist)
  • ECGs 
  • New patient examinations 
  • Swabs (wounds, eyes, throats) 
  • Urine tests
  • Flu and pneumonia injections
  • Healthy Living Advice (stop smoking etc.)

Linda Pain

Helena Scandrett

Assistant Practitioners are able to carry out all of the above and in addition:

  • Spirometry
  • NHS health checks
  • B12 injections
  • Ear syringe
  • Diabetic foot checks 

Kate Jones



Phlebotomists are medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures.

Leah Dixey
Kim Mayer
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