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Nurse Practitioners

Nicola Stafford

n staffordNicola is a fully qualified and experienced nurse practitioner and prescriber, having worked in this role at the Rochdale Infirmary A&E previously. 

In addition to holding walk-in surgery sessions and telephone consultations to ease pressure on our appointment system, Nicola assists with teaching of medical students and non-medical prescribers.

Donald Lumb

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Donald is also a trained and experienced prescriber, and is working independently.

In addition to holding surgery sessions and carrying out nursing home visits, Donald will be helping our practice nurses with some aspects of management of chronic illness cases and helping to ease pressure on our appointment system.

Nurses

Sister Denise Taylor

d taylor photoState Registered Nurse 
State certified Midwife
Asthma Diploma
Family Planning Certificate
Diabetes Diploma
Coronary Heart Disease Diploma
Supplementary / Extended Nurse Prescribing Course

Baby vaccines Tue am
Diabetic clinic Thur am

Denise now also performs some minor illness sessions under supervision by the doctors, and is an experienced nurse prescriber.

Sister Erika Carter

e carter photoState Registered Nurse 
District Nursing Certificate
Asthma Diploma
COPD Diploma
Family Planning Certificate

Baby vaccines Tue am
Asthma clinic Wed pm

Sister Jill Colloff

j colloff photoState Registered Nurse
Asthma Diploma
Coronary Heart Disease Diploma
Cytology Screening/Well Woman
Hypertension Monitoring

Baby vaccines Tue am
Asthma clinic Thurs am

Sister Joanne Clarkson

joanne pickupRegistered General Nurse

Baby Vaccines
Hypertension Monitoring
Chronic Disease Monitoring
Cytology Screening/Well Woman
Phlebotomy
Ear Syringing

Our fully trained practice nurses provide support services including cervical smears, immunisation, advice on nursing and dietary problems and advice on stopping smoking. The nurses also assist the doctors in minor surgery sessions and play a large part in the clinics we run.

Patients with the following conditions can be dealt with in the minor illness sessions:
Cough/sore throat/nose/sinus/ear symptoms
Skin infection/rash
Urinary symptoms/thrush/period pains
Constipation/diarrhoea
Foot/toe infections
Headaches
Back Pain
Hay fever/allergies

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Eleanor Clancy (f)
Miss Shannon O'Callaghan (f)

Eleanor is a full time HCA, and is now joined by Shannon who also works part time as one of our reception staff.

They have been trained to carry out a variety of clinical tests as well as simply taking blood. You may be asked to book an appointment with them if the doctor or nurse wants you have a test done.

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