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Nurse Practitioners

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners are experienced nurses who have undergone higher level training in a variety of subjects. They see patients on a day to day basis like a GP would and are able to assess/diagnose /treat and refer in accordance with local policy and guidelines. They have a prescribing qualification and are able to prescribe within their own clearly defined remit.

Nurse practitioners are health promoters that bridge the gap between nurses and GP’s. They often have their own specialist areas and are able to improve access to the surgery. Suzanne has a midwifery background .They have both completed a Nurse Practitioner Honours degree and have done extra qualifications in areas such as minor illness/asthma/chronic diseases and sexual health.

Both Nurse Practitioners at Haslingden Health Centre have a Triage diploma and are improving access by triaging patients with the GP’s to ensure that acutely ill patients are seen quickly and by the appropriate person

Our Nurse Practitioners

Suzanne Sharples   B.Sc.(Hons)   UCLAN (2009)

Suzzanne Sharples Competed Nurse Practitioner degree B.Sc (Hons) at UCLAN in 2009. I have over 2 years experience working in GP practice and Out of Hours Services locally.

I have 30years of nursing experience, initially as a Midwife then working in various aspects including District Nursing and Treatment Rooms in Blackburn where I was a manager with continuing clinical role in minor injuries/minor ailments/leg ulcer management.

I completed my Nurse prescribing and Triage training in 2006.

Clare Downes

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with Registered Nurse (Adult) qualification, MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) Masters

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, independent prescriber, Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with Registered Nurse (Adult) qualification, MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) Masters

 

Our Practice Nurses

Sister Vanessa O'Brien   S.R.N.   Burnley (1980)

Vanessa O'Brien Vanessa manages  chronic disease monitoring. Special interests in asthma, chronic airways disease and coronary heart disease and diabetes.

 

 

 

Marie Lord   Assistant Practitioner

Marie Lord Marie has a foundation degree from the University of Central Lancashire in long term conditions. She works along side the practice nurses in the management of chronic diseases. 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Shepherd Nursing BSc (Hons) Adult UCLAN 2005

Chronic Disease Clinics including CHD, Hypertension, COPD, Asthma and Diabetes. Cytology, Childhood Immunisations and travel vaccines.

Elaine Holt

RGN UCLAN 2006, University Advanced Certificate E/N Conversion UCLAN 2008, Diploma in Clinical Nursing (Distinction) UCLAN 2008, ARTP/BTS Full Certificate in Spirometry Edge Hill University 2014

Chronic Disease Clinics including CHD, Hypertension, COPD, Asthma and Diabetes. Cytology, Childhood Immunisations and travel vaccines.







 

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