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Nurse Sue Carrington (f)

I joined the team in August 2012 from Hinchingbrooke Hospital A&E Department. I bring  skills to the practice in the form of minor injury nursing and I have learned many new skills in primary care nursing since joining. I have completed courses in minor illness and leg ulcer care. I work mainly in the treatment room but also run the childhood immunisation clinic on Thursday afternoons. sue_carrington.jpg

Nurse Jackie Fryer (f)

Specialist Diabetic Nurse, Triage

Since joining the Spinney Surgery in 1994, I have completed numerous courses in Chronic Disease Management, Women's Health, Ethics/law and Research as part of a Nursing Diploma.

I take an active role in Women's Health/Contraception, Travel Health and Health promotion, but my main area of interest is Diabetes. Having completed many training courses and study days I am now the lead nurse for Diabetes in the surgery and work closely with Dr Sean Culloty, to provide the best possible care for our Diabetic patients.

In more recent years I have also attended several courses in Telephone consultation/Minor illness/Minor injuries and have subsequently developed skills in Nurse Triage. I now help to run the Telephone Triage service, along with my colleague Gill Avery.


Nurse Gill Avery (f)

Specialist Respiratory Nurse, TriageGill Avery

I joined the Spinney in 1998 and am the Surgery's specialist nurse for patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. I hold the Diploma in Asthma Care and COPD and underwent training in minor illness as this has become a large part of nursing work at the Surgery.

Nurse Anne Hannan (f)

Specialist Heart Disease Nurse, Treatment Room Nurse

I joined the Spinney in 2000. I am lead nurse for coronary heart disease /arrhythmias {irregular heart rythms}/TIA / stroke and circulatory problems including B/P/lifestyle issues We set up  the CHD clinic in April 2003. {This is a global title.} I support Jackie Fryer with diabetes care and share a role with my colleagues in chronic wound management/Doppler Studies etc


Nurse Deborah Stephenson (f)

I worked for many years as an Intensive Care Nurse at Hinchingbrooke Hospital before leaving do become a midwife, which lead me to my interest in Women's health. Since joining the practice in June 2013 I have been on a steep but enjoyable learning curve developing my role in women's health. I also work several sessions a week in the treatment room and undertake NHS health checks.

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.

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.

Mrs Halyna Papworth (f)

I joined the team in 2003 and have helped develop and expand the role of the Health Care Assistant. I perform phlebotomy (taking of blood), perform electrocardiograms (ECG's), urinalysis (the testing of urine), stocking doctor's rooms, chaperoning (being present at intimate examinations), giving influenza, pneumonia and other vaccinations where appropriate. .

Mrs Grainne Skinner (f)

Grainne joined the team from Addenbrookes in 2013 and has worked closely with her colleagues to transfer her skills to general practice. Grainne undertakes blood sampling, blood pressures, health checks, and much more.

Mrs Lada Hale (f)

Lada joined the team in December 2018 coming from a practice in Cambridge. Lada joins our team of experienced health care assistants, carrying out tasks to assist our nurses and GPs with patient monitoring and on going care. 

Mrs Sam Lederman (f)

Sam joined the team earlier this year and will be undertaking phlebotomy (blood taking), blood pressures, ECGs and building up her role over coming months. 

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