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***The Weardale Practice Prescription Ordering Times***

Prescription Ordering Times

Bank Holiday Opening Times

Spring / Summer Bank Holiday Opening Times

Nurses

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 and carry out cervical smears.

Helen Crowther (f) – Nurse Manager (Part of the Management Team)

Helen has been at The Weardale Practice for over 10 years and is the Nurse Manager; she leads a successful team of nurses and Health Care Assistants to provide a high standard of care to our patients. Helen also specialises in contraception, Woman’s Health, Health Promotion, wound care and chronic disease management.

Andrea Kaye (f) – Practice Nurse

Andrea is now employed by DDHF but will be working in practice here at Weardale on Monday and Tuesday's. Andrea specialises in respiratory, you will see Andrea for breathing reviews and tests. Andrea is a qualified nurse and can see patients for cervical smears, wound care, travel and baby immunisations.

Rachael Gibson (f)  Practice Nurse

Rachael joined the practice in 2015 from the Weardale District nursing team as a treatment room nurse. Now a Practice Nurse, Rachael has a special interest in diabetes and works alongside Dr Hackett at the weekly diabetic clinic and all aspects of diabetes care and treatments. You may also see Rachael for wound care, travel and baby immunisation and ear syringing.

Treatment Room Nurses

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Christine Brown (f) – Health Care Assistant

Chris works across all 3 Weardale sites and provides a high standard of care to all patients attending for blood tests, ECG (heart monitoring tests) and health checks.

Diana Bell (f) – Health Care Assistant

Di works across all 3 Weardale sites but mainly based at Stanhope Health Centre. Di provides a high standard of care to all patients attending for blood tests, ECG (heart monitoring tests) and health checks.

Karen Nicholson (f) – Health Care Assistant

Karen Works mainly at Stanhope Health Centre providing a high standard of care to all patients attending for blood tests, ECG (heart monitoring tests) and health checks.

 
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