Our health care assistants can take blood samples and perform blood pressure checks. They can also undertake lung function tests, 24 hr BP monitoring and Cardiovascular Risk Screening and advice/Health MOT.
Sharon Britland (Trainee)
Louise Copley-Dunn (Assistant Practitioner)
Works 4 days a week at RPC East
I am an Assistant Practitioner.
Assistant Practitioners support the Practice Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as Asthma checks, Phlebotomy (taking blood), Blood Pressure measurements, New Patient Checks, B12, shingles flu and Pneumonia Injections, ear irrigation, ECGs, Spirometrys, INRs, Diabetic Foot Checks (Low-Moderate Risk), Simple Dressings, Stitch and clip removal, CVD NHS Health Checks, Stocking Measurements, 24hour BP fit/removal.
I have worked for the NHS for 16years, previously as a community phlebotomist, I then came to work at Rectory Road 14 years ago and continue to learn new skills. Over the years I have undertaken various tasks and this led me to complete my university degree as an AP at Derby University.
Laura Culf (Trainee Nursing Associate)
Works 4 days a week at RPC South
I joined RPC in November of 2017 as a member of the reception team. In 2019 I approached the nurse manager and asked if there was possibility in being supported in training to become a nurse. The nurse manager agreed and I have been working as a Healthcare Assistant since August 2020 and I am now about to embark on a Nursing Associate degree. I love the role I do and can not wait to see what the future holds in my new career and with RPC.
I work part time based at Inkersall surgery; I have worked for RPC now for 3 years doing the healthcare role. I previously worked at chesterfield royal hospital on a medical ward for 6 years.
I am very passionate about my job and providing the best care for my patients
I have worked full time both within the Primary Care Sector & Secondary Care for 21 years, currently based at the Rectory Road site undertaking a variety of health care roles.
Previously I worked in the Dermatology Department at Chesterfield Hospital for 10 years before moving to RPC for a new challenge.
My role as a dedicated HCA is to provide the best possible care for patients and enhance the RPC Clinical Team, regularly updating knowledge & skills in a rewarding profession.
Caroline Simmonds (Phlebotomist)
Works 4 days a week at RPC West
I did my training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital where I worked for 6 years. From there I went to work at Walton hospital where I stayed for 4 years. I then started working for the surgery back when it was known as Avondale 16 years ago. My hobbies include reading, badminton and spinning.