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Nurse Practitioners

Lizzie Wheatcroft (Clinical Practitioner)

Lizzie has a Diploma in Nursing studies, a BSc(Hons ) and PGD in Emergency Medicine and working towards an MSc in Advanced Professional Practice. Lizzie spent the beginning of her career predominantly as a practitioner in the Accident and Emergency Department and the Ambulance service. She moved to General Practice in 2004, but still specialises in acute medicine. Lizzie is able to prescribe and works 4 days a week as part of the on call team.

 

Jane Gregory (Clinical Practitioner)

Jane has a Diploma in Nursing Studies (Adult), a BSc (Hons) and qualified as a nurse in 2002. She worked predominantly as a practitioner in the emergency department at Derriford hospital until 2015. Since then she has worked as a clinical practitioner and prescriber in general practice and is well qualified and experienced in the management of minor illnesses and ailments. 

 

Chris Torpy (Clinical Practitioner)

Chris is a Registered General Nurse who has a Diploma in Professional Studies (District Nursing), a BSc(Hons) Nurse Practitioner as well as an MSc in Health Care (EXON). Chris has previously worked as a District Nursing Sister for 8 years prior to moving into General Practice in 2004. She is able to prescribe amd works 3 days a week as part of the on call team.

Warren Harper (Clinical Practitioner)

Warren has a BSc ( Hons ) in Nursing and has had a career in Accident and Emergency and the Medical Assessment unit since 1996. He became an Advanced Nurse Practitioner 6 years ago, initially working in the Emergency Department, then Minor Injures and moving to General Practice in 2017. Warren has continued with his education specialising in acute medicine and is working towards an MSc. Warren works as part of the On Call Team 4 days a week and is a non medical prescriber.

 

Rachel Johnson

Rachel has an MSc in Advanced Healthcare. She is able to prescribe, and is highly qualified to manage minor illness, and further develop chronic disease management within the surgery. 

Nurses

Nurses are available, by appointment, for injections, cervical smears, blood and urine tests, dressings, removal of stitches, immunisations and health advice such as family planning and travel vaccinations.

Dawn Diprose
Jenny Haig
Sally Gratton
Linda Levy
Kathryn Beck (Research)

BN (Hons), PgDip, RGN, HV
Research Nurse/Coordinator
Experienced nurse specialist. Coordinates and carries out research studies at Oak Tree Surgery.

Penny Thorne (Research)

Research Co-Ordinator.

Penny is a qualified nurse with over 20 years experience in running Clinical Trials in all areas of medicine.

Gillian Besley (Research)

Healthcare Assistants

Bridget Martin
Cathy Durham

Phlebotomists

Linda Hosken
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