Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses
Advanced Nurse Practitioners all have a Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice. They undertake many of the tasks traditionally handled by doctors, including diagnosis, writing prescriptions, arranging tests, and referral. They are part of our same day team appointment system. Patients can book appointments with nurses as well as with doctors.
There are three Advanced Nurse Practitioners who give valued assistance to the doctors by seeing patients and prescribing medication where necessary. They are:
Rosie Jones RGN, MSc Advanced Nursing Practitioner, MSc
Melanie Hayward RGN. PgDip asthma, PgDip ANP, MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Amanda Sheldon, MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner
The Langton Medical Group employs a team of nursing sisters who run the Practice Treatment Rooms. They provide a wide range of services such as taking blood, giving injections, dressing wounds and are available for advice on minor illnesses. They also provide advice on promoting better health, travel immunisations and weight reduction. In addition they play an important role in the regular review of hypertension, diabetes, asthma and heart disease.
The Nursing Team is:
Practice Nurse, Michelle Heaney
Practice Nurse, Debbie Capewell
Healthcare Assistant, Annemarie Jones SEN
Healthcare Assistant, Sue Mabbley
Healthcare Assistant, Charlotte Davies
Health Care Assistants carry out some medical tasks such as blood tests, electrocardiograms, breathing measurements, blood pressure measurements and a few dressings.
Practice Nurses supervise the management of chronic diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes and leg ulcers, have family planning responsibilities and carry out a number of procedures including complex dressings.