Health Care Assistants
Health Care Assistants have been working in primary care settings for over ten years, both in General Practice and in the community.
Tina’s role has expanded through her extensive extended training since she joined the surgery. Her extended role includes:- dressings, injections, prostate clinic, B12, and spirometry. Latterly she has completed extensive Diabetes training to assist in the care of our diabetic population and is currently taking the Diabetes Diploma.
Starting as a student phlebotomist in 2013, Claire has successfully qualified as a Health Care Assistant in 2015. Claire offers appointments for phlebotomy, blood pressure, immunisations, B12, ECGs and dressings. Claire’s training continues extending into end of life care and the development of the surgery bereavement service.
Laura Caren joins the surgery June 2017. This will be Laura’s first role as a HCA in General Practice. Until recently she has been working in a residential care home. Laura’s role as a HCA at the surgery will be to support the wider clinical team and following appropriate training will also take basic observations, provide a phlebotomy service and a number of preventative immunisations.