We are pleased to announce that we have two new members to our Reception staff, Tamzyn and Charlotte.
The Gables Medical Group
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber
Jenny is our Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She is trained in diagnosis, examination and prescribing and works alongside the GPs in treating our patients. She is also the head of our practice nursing team.
She has a special interest in both respiratory and dementia. She has a background of working as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and has also worked in the community as a Community Matron with responsibility for frail elderly patients with complex health needs and currently leads on our care home reviews.
Our practice nurses have a wide range of responsibilities and duties.
They provide care for patients with long-term health conditions such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Peripheral Vascular disease
- and other chronic diseases.
They also carry out
- Contraceptive management
- Childhood immunisations
- Travel vaccinations
They are also available give general advice on health matters such as diet, weight and a healthy lifestyle.
Work Days: Wed/Thurs/ Fri
Work Days: Mon/Tues/Thurs
|Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.|
Work Days: Mon/Tues/Wed
|Dawn Fairbairn (f)|
Work days Wed/Thurs/Fri
Dawn is currently undertaking a Trainee Associate Nurse role
|Natalie Leighton (f)|
Work Days Wed/Thurs/Fri