Our Philosophy of Care

We believe in the benefits of continuity of care and a ‘usual doctor’ will be responsible for each patient, although patients can choose to see any doctor.

We believe in developing the skills of our team, therefore we have encouraged our nursing team to study for higher qualifications and to gain specialist skills. Deborah Smith and Paul Berry are advanced nurse practitioners qualified to assess, prescribe and provide care to patients with both acute and long term conditions.

Sister Lisa Millar is a nurse practitioner and nurse prescriber and is qualified to assess, treat and prescribe for minor conditions. Sister Millar is also our COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and asthma nurse.

Our healthcare assistants are Gillian Turner and Laura Bate. They have received training to carry out a range of clinical measurements & procedures including blood pressure monitoring, and hearing.