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MBBS MRCGP (1996)
MBBS (India 2005) DRCOG (2011) MRCGP (2012)
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics, NHS Health / cardiovascular disease risk checks and carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare Assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood samples), blood pressure measurement and new patient health checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
The principal responsibilty of the Phlebotomist is to take blood samples which are then sent to the laboratory for specialist analysis. She is also closely involved in monitoring patients who take Warfarin.
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.