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 nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
I worked at Barnham Medical Centre for 8 years before transferring to Avisford Medical Group 18 months ago. I trained in Yeovil, Somerset in 1981, and qualified in 1984, following which I worked in both hospitals and in the community. I now work part-time at both Middleton and Yapton. I specialise in respiratory illness, receiving my asthma diploma in 1999. I also carry out heart disease checks, cervical cytology, childhood immunisations and general treatment room duties. I am married with four children, two dogs and numerous fish. When I have any free time, I enjoy walking, swimming and socialising!