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Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner can undertake many tasks previously undertaken by a doctor, including diagnosis and treatments for acute and long term conditions except for mental health. All of our Advance Nurse Practitioners can deal with the following. 

You can also book an appointment with a nurse practitioner using the on-line service.

Updated:  07/08/2019

Debbie Findlay (Nurse Manager)

Debbie qualified in 1988 as a adult general nurse.  She has a vast range of experiene in primary care and also in nurse eduation.  She is an extended and supplementary prescriber and gained her MSC Nursing (Advanced Nurse Practicioner) in 2014.

She treats all ages and will also see patients with issues with their mental health.

Away from the surgery, Debbie sings in choir and also does ballroom dancing.

Margot Davies

I am a dual trained nurse that has worked within the NHS acute and primary care services for last 28 years.  I have a BSc(Hons ) in Community Paediatric Nursing and within the last 7 years completed my MSc in Nursing Studies.  As an Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner I can diagnose, treat, arrange ongoing investigations and prescribe any medicines for children from birth onwards. Working within primary care Walk In Centres I am used to seeing and treating both adults and children with minor ailments.

Updated:  11/04//2017

Jean Dunn

Jean has a general nursing and midwifery background. Following a career in practice nursing, Jean has continued to develop her role by completing an extra three year degree course to become a nurse practitioner, and also an extended and supplementary nurse prescriber. 

In addition to those listed for Advanced Nurse Practitioners, please book Jean for contraceptive or HRT advice including:

  • Emergency contraception
  • Pills: Initiating or repeat
  • Coils
  • HRT 

Updated:  13/04/2019

Angie Landells

I have been in the NHS for 26 years, working in the urgent care centre @ Bishop Auckland since opening in 2009 until closure in 2017 as a band 7 Primary Care Practitioner.  Prior to that I was night sister @ Bishop Auckland.  My background has always been in acute medicine and have recently become an independent nurse prescriber. I have a multitude of experience in various areas or nursing.  I also have given 12 years service in the British Army as a nursing officer and have been on operational tour to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan twice.  I have two grown up children and 3 grandchildren - which I am very proud of.

During her two tours of Afghanistan she was awarded:  the Honour of Pride Award from the Hindu Cultural Society, presented with the NHS Hero Award and nominated for the Great Scot awards.

Updated:  21/05/2019

Lindsey Whitehead

Bio to follow


Jacky Bainbridge
Claire Bell
Carol Readman
Julie Stokes

Nursing Associate

Gillian Walker

A nursing associate is a new member of the nursing team in England.  The role is designed to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses.

Updated: 18/07/2019

Healthcare Assistants

The practice employs three health care assistants who were reception staff but have special training to allow them to undertake some of the simpler tasks traditionally undertaken by practice nurses.

Updated: 18/07/2019

Glynis Eddy
Sheila Gittins

Glynis and Sheila can deal with the following:

  • B12 injections
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Spirometry
  • Blood tests
  • Minor dressings
  • Smoking cessation
  • BP checks
  • Peak flow readings
  • Urine tests
  • ECGs
  • Shingles vaccinations

Updated:  07/08/2018

Thomas Simpson

Book Thomas for the following:

  • 24hr ECG
  • BP Checks
  • Shingles Vaccinations
  • B12 injections
  • Ear Syringing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Blood tests
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Urine tests

Updated:  07/08/2018

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