Healthcare Team

Nurses

Sister Claudia Laughlin (f)
Claudia is an experienced Nurse who has been with the practice for several years. She specialises in Diabetes and can also advise about Sexual Health/Contraception. Claudia can also provide Travel Health advice and Vaccinations. She is currently working towards obtaining her Nurse Prescriber Qualification.

Sister Lisa Staley (f)
Lisa is an experienced Nurse who has been at the practice for several years and specialises in Asthma and COPD. Lisa is also the Practice Lead for Infection Control and is a qualified Nurse Prescriber. She is about to start further learning to support her Respiratory qualifications.

Both Nurses are able to offer pre-bookable appointments for the following:

  • Vaccinations and Immunisations (including ‘Flu, Shingles and Child Immunisations).
  • Cervical Screening.
  • Long Term Condition Reviews.
  • Smoking Cessation.
  • General Health and Self-Care Advice.

Healthcare Assistants

Emma Howey (f)
Emma joined the Practice in September 2018. She also works as a Healthcare Assistant  in a large Hospital so has a wealth of experience to offer our patients. She will be undertaking additional training soon to enable her to assist the Nurses with Vaccinations and to widen her wound care knowledge. Emma assists Dr Crouchman with his Minor Operations Clinic and Drs Barden and Youngs with contraceptive device fittings and removals.

Pre-bookable appointments are available with Emma for:

  • Dressings.
  • ECGs.
  • Blood Pressure Checks.
  • Hypertension Reviews.
  • NHS Adult Health checks (by invitation).

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

We also have district nurses; health visitors, midwives, advanced physiotherapy practitioners, emergency care practitioners, community mental health nurses and a Pharmacist who are not directly employed by the practice but work as part of the practice team.