Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
Kaye PeacockAdvanced Nurse Practitioner
Kaye Peacock is our advanced nurse practitioner, who joined the practice in March 2002. Kaye completed the MSc Clinical Nursing Course at Liverpool University in 2002. Prior to that she was a district Nursing sister in Bolton.
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Who Should See Her?
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have done extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed / undifferentiated problems.
Kaye sees a wide range of conditions both acute and long term. She also is a registered contraceptive coil and implant fitter.
As well as working at Ashworth Street Surgery, Kaye teaches other trainee Advanced Practitioners who are studying on the MSc Advanced Practice at Salford University.
Community Nurse Practitioner
Nicola EatonCommunity Nurse Practitioner
Nicky is our Community Nurse Practitioner who joined the team in May 2017. Many of our patients will already know Nicky as she was previously the Community Matron for Ashworth Street Surgery.
Nicky has over 25 years experience in a variety of nursing roles, has an extensive knowledge in dealing with acute/chronic and long term conditions/illnesses and is an independent prescriber.
Nicky provides specialist advice / individualised care planning for housebound patients and the 19 local care homes, working alongside the GP’s, Integrated Neighbourhood Team and all relevant care professionals.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Nicky has taken on additional roles focusing on caring for the elderly frail and supporting patients and families with palliative care needs and those affected by or living with dementia.
Nicky plays a vital role in carrying out annual health checks for patients with a learning disability to help identify undetected health conditions, improve health outcomes and supports families and carers in the community and supported living settings.
Debbie Clubman, Choosita Barton and Zalekha Parveen are the surgery Practice Nurses. They are very highly skilled and undertake regular training to enable them to deliver a high standard of evidence-based care to all our patients.
An appointment can be made at reception for any of the following:
- Travel Immunisations – Ideally 6-8 weeks prior to travel
- Asthma Clinic/COPD/Spirometry
- Diabetic Clinic
- Cardiovascular Clinic
- Cervical Smears
- Baby Clinic and Immunisations
- Contraception – Advice/Checks
- Stroke Checks
- Cryotherapy Clinics
- Referrals to Health Trainer and Living Well
Health Care Assistants
In addition to our Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurses, we also have Cheryl who is our Clinical Care Co-ordinator, and Joanne and Christine who are our health care assistants. They have been fully trained in phlebotomy and blood pressure monitoring and have completed their training to assist in the management of health care. This currently includes the following:
- Health Advice
- Blood Pressures
- 24-hour Blood Pressures
- 24 hour loop / event recorders
- Flu vaccinations
- Pneumonia vaccinations
- Shingles vaccinations
- Vitamin B12 injections
Megan, Jenny and Vicki are our trained phlebotomists and are able take blood samples from patients.