The surgery staff comprises of 5 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, 4 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, 3 Practice Nurses, 2 Practice Pharmacists, 3 Health Care Assistants, administration staff, receptionists and dispensers.
Only the Doctors and Staff of the practice have access to your medical records (WHO ARE ALL BOUND BY THE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT). Information to a 3rd Party cannot be disclosed without written consent from the patient.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Our advanced nurse practitioners are all independent prescribers and hold qualifications in autonomous diagnosis. They are available to advise and prescribe for a wide variety of minor illnesses, such as: cough, colds, earache, sore throats, conjunctivitis, joint & back problems, hay fever, ‘women’s problems’, urine problems, rashes / other skin problems and morning after pill. They cannot deal with on-going problems that the Doctor is investigating, and cannot issue sick notes. It would help immensely if you could indicate some idea of what the problem is when you book an appointment with the ANP. You may prebook an appointment with the ANP but can also book on the same day.
Natalie Chapman, BA Nursing Practice and Queens Nurse ( Nurse Manager)
Natalie is able to see a wide range of long term and acute illnesses and predominantly provides home visits for housebound patients and care home liaison and emergency clinics. She has a specialist interest in advanced care planning, palliative care and heart disease. Natalie is able to see all age groups including infants and children. Additional qualifications up to masters level in minor illness, minor injuries, childrens emergency medicine and cardiovascular conditions. Natalie has worked with both rapid response teams in the community and out of hours and has been in general practice since 2012.
Ruth Wright, BSc Hons Advanced Clinical Nursing and Queens Nurse
Carly Covington BSc Hons CC
Carly is able to see a wide range of acute and chronic illness and provides both clinic reviews and home visits. She has a specialist interest in dementia, advanced care planning and palliative care. Additional qualifications up to Masters level in advanced decision making in practice, COPD disease management, minor injuries and various teaching and city and guilds qualifications. Background includes acute medicine both hospital and community out of hours services, community matron role and senior post in frailty elderly and assessment team in SGH.
Our practice nurses are our long term condition management team and they specialize in routine reviews for three main long term diseases, Diabetes, COPD and asthma while providing childhood health support, lifestyle management, travel advice and vaccinations, cervical smears, ear syringing, dressings, ECG’s, well man/ woman clinics.
Lindsey has an exceptional wealth of practice nursing experience and has completed qualifications in Diabetes, including complex care management and insulin initiation, COPD, Asthma and family planning. Lindsey is also has a specialist interest in advanced care plans.
Geoff Chapman, BA Nursing Practice
Geoff is working towards his diplomas in long term condition management and has completed the MERIT courses for diabetes including insulin initiation and complex care management. He has a specialist interest in Diabetes and liaises closely with secondary care providing shared care for the diabetic patients. He also performs home visits for the housebound patients.
Ruth Laking, BSc Hons Community Nursing
Ruth has various qualifications in leg ulcer management, Asthma and COPD. She has a specialist interest in family health and contraception. She also performs home visits for the housebound patients.
Health Care Assistants
We have advanced HCA’s who are qualified up to NVQ 3 and are able to provide a wide range of services including spirometry, ECG’s, blood testing, dressings, ear syringing, diabetic checks, well man and woman checks, flu vaccinations and B12 injections
All over 75’s and anyone not seen for more than 3 years will be given an appointment for a check up on request.
Mrs. Donna Kirk
Ms. Karen Lewis
Miss. Ashleigh Irving
West network - 03033 306802
South network - 03033 306804
The Isle Team Midwives