Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Our Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified and have undertaken
advanced training to enable them to manage patients. In general practice it
is generally understood to mean a nurse who has undertaken extra
training in clinical assessment, including history-taking and physical
examination, so they can safely manage patients presenting with
undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.
• prescribe any medicine for any condition within their competence
(including some controlled medicines) provided they have
completed an Independent Prescribing qualification
• see patients with undiagnosed, undifferentiated medical conditions
and make treatment decisions, including ordering necessary
• refer patients to secondary care, although this can vary depending
on local arrangements and protocols
Our team of Practice Nurses provide Health Promotion, Smears,
Travel Vaccinations and Childhood Vaccination clinics and manage
long term conditions.
Health Care Assistants
The surgery has experienced Healthcare Assistants who are
available to help the Nursing team with a range of clinical tasks
including blood pressure checks, phlebotomy, height and
weight checks, ear syringing, new patient health checks,
dressings, flu & pneumonia vaccines; carry out ECGs, B12
Assistant Practice Manager
The community nursing service (commonly known as District Nurses)
provides nursing care to people in their own homes. It is mainly for
people who are confined to their home and who are over 18 years of age.
The team provides healthcare that enables individuals to increase and
maintain their independence, while remaining at home.
They work closely with social services, GPs, other healthcare professionals
and also patients and carers. The service makes sure that patients have
the care, help and support they need, while maintaining their comfort and
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training related
particularly to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to
provide families with children under five years old support and advice
around the aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The podiatry service is based at Hickman Street Health Clinic. Our
clinicians can refer you into this service. If you have been seen by podiatry
before our doctor’s may be able to refer you without an appointment,
please ask at reception.
There are physiotherapy sessions at Marshalls Yard Physiotherapy and
Sports Injuries Clinic, Gainsborough Physiotherapy Clinic and at John
Coupland Hospital. Our clinicians can refer you to our in-house service.