Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception, and management of long-term conditions e.g. advice on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation, and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at the Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.

The Nursing Team runs various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease, and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures, and blood tests.

Patients may self-refer to our nurses for the following:

  • Minor injuries/removal of stitches
  • Dressings and wound checks
  • General immunisations
  • Routine travel immunisations
  • Ear syringing and advice
  • Cervical smears
  • Family planning advice including pill checks and emergency contraceptive advice
  • HRT repeat prescriptions
  • Asthma education
  • Stop-smoking advice
  • Health education

Please speak to a member of Patient Services to request an appointment with the nurse. The nurses have different specialties, therefore when booking an appointment you will be asked what you would like to discuss with the nurse so that you can be directed to the appropriate nurse for your issue.


A practice nurse will usually be available to answer questions and give advice between 3.00 – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday.

Click here to view the NHS Vaccination Schedule.

If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to either your doctor, one of our nurses or your health visitor.

  • Angelique Miller (f)
    Specialist interests include asthma, COPD, Long Term conditions, gynecology (early pregnancy), and acute medicine.
  • Anna Price (f)
    Specialist interests include nursing in hospitals, gastroenterology, gynecology (early pregnancy), and acute medicine.
  • Susan Simmonds (f)
    Practice Nurse and Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Special interests include asthma and women’s health, including menopause care. Previous experience in emergency nursing.

Healthcare Assistants (including Phlebotomy)

Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties, as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager, and GPs). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), processing specimens, and sometimes performing ECGs (to measure heart function) and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.

Our HCA supports the nursing team to offer the following services to our patients

  • New patient screenings
  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Ear syringing
  • Long Term Condition reviews

You should speak to a member of patient services to book an appointment.


The doctors may refer patients for blood tests and you will be given a form to take to the Whittington Hospital. If there is a special reason why it will not be possible for you to go to the Whittington because of disability or infirmity the doctor will refer you to our Health Care Assistant for the test.

  • Karen Coggin (f)
    Additional notes: NVQ Level 2/3 Smoking Cessation Advisor, New Patient Screening, Smoking Cessation, Phlebotomy, Ear syringe, and Blood Pressure checks.
  • Imogen Morrow (f) – Currently on Maternity
    Additional notes: NVQ Level 2/3 Smoking Cessation Advisor, New Patient Screening, Smoking Cessation, Phlebotomy, Ear syringe, and Blood Pressure checks.