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Practice Nurses / Healthcare Assistants / Phlebotomists

Here at the Swan Practice we are proud of our wider clinical team that support the GPs by providing a high-quality service to our patients.

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 Diploma, Degree and Masters Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.

The Nursing Team run 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.

Lynn O’Leary – Nursing Team Lead/Prescriber/Long term conditions nurse
Kate Howse – Specialist Community Practitioner/Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Helen McMorran – Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber/Long term conditions nurse
Sue Hazel – Long term conditions nurse
Helen Gunner – Practice Nurse
Caroline Lloyd – Practice Nurse
Zoe Cook – Practice Nurse
Katrin Knibb – Nursing Associate
Holly Underwood – Trainee Nursing Associate (tNA)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistant’s have a key and essential role within the nursing team providing many skills to help and support patients with their complex healthcare needs. 

Healthcare Assistant’s can help you with blood tests, ECG’s, urinalysis, hypertension reviews, NHS Health Checks, Initial Diabetes Checks, suture removals, administration of B12 injections and certain other vaccines, and an assortment of dressings.   Our skills support and enhance the nursing team.   

Jane Smith
Sharon Weston
Nicki Woolford
Jules Northey
Ollie Collins

Phlebotomists

Caroline Roads
Donna Buck