Nursing

Nursing

Melanie Rooney, Advanced Nurse PractitionerRGN, BSc Nurse Prescriber, Post graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Nursing Practice
Lesley Bell, Practice NurseRGN
Lorraine Lindsay, Practice NurseRGN, RSCN, BSc Nurse Prescriber
Christine Stanley, Practice NurseRGN, BSc (GPN), SPQ, Dipolma Asthma & Diabetes

Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor. Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly experienced and educated members of the care team, who are able to diagnose and treat your healthcare needs or refer you to an appropriate specialist if needed

Our nurses help provide the services that we contract from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde for the following enhanced services:

  • The annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those patients at risk.
  • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease, diabetes, stroke, hypertension, epilepsy, asthma, COPD and thyroid.
  • Regular monitoring by blood and urine test for patients on a wide range of drugs for arthritis.

They also work with the Scottish Cervical Call Recall System (SCCRS) to ensure that women between the ages of 25 – 65 years are called for their smear every three years, until aged 50 years and then every 5 years or sooner if required according to the Scottish guidelines. This can also include family planning and sexual health.

Appointments can be made for any of these review clinics by contacting the reception.

Healthcare Support Worker

Bridie McLafferty