Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We have several nurse practitioners at the practice specialising in a variety of clinical areas and dealing with patients of all ages. All are qualified nurses who have undergone additional training to enable them to diagnose and treat in the same way that the doctors do for many conditions. All nurse practitioners have prescribing qualifications. Within our team, the nurse practitioners often see people who need emergency appointments on that same day, as well as dealing with long term illnesses. Our nurse practitioners are not only highly qualified, but they have a wealth of experience in the work they do. There is always a doctor available if further input is required.

 

Julie D
Lead Nurse
I grew up in Salford & moved to Carlisle in 1982 where I trained to be a nurse at the Cumberland Infirmary. I qualified in 1986 and worked at the hospital doing renal medicine until I joined Brunswick House in 2002. The nursing team at that time was just 4 of us and we were the first Practice to train and employ a HCA. I then became Team Leader in 2004 and never looked back!
Now my role is to manage a nursing team of 36 but I still work as a nurse and have a clinical day doing Diabetes and sexual health.

 

Jan T
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
General and Gynaecology, including ring pessary fitting

 

Liz B
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I started my nursing studies in 1981 in Carlisle hospitals and did a general nursing course which lasted 3 years and then moved to Edinburgh to study children’s nursing and worked there for 4 years. After having my own children and having a 2 year break from nursing, I then moved to Carlisle and worked on childrens ward at CIC for 24 years. I moved to CHC in 2014 and continued looking after children and have now worked here for 4 years.

 

Louise S
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
General and Respiratory. Originally from the Midlands where I Qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2008. I worked for a brief time in a private surgical hospital before I moved to pastures new in Cumbria in 2009. Also an avid lover of animals, my dogs and cats being my world.

 

Donna L
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Women's sexual health
General and Diabetes

 

Louise N
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I undertook my nursing training at the University of Southampton in 2000’s. I have worked in the Emergency Department (A & E), General Medicine, Intensive Care, Minor Injuries and latterly General Practice as a Practice Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner. I commenced the Advanced Clinical Practice MSc in 2016 and have now have a diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice which enables me to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. I see patients who attend the surgery and also see patient sin their home environments within my role as Nurse Practitioner for the Housebound.
Special interests: Frailty, Palliative care and end of life care, and minor injuries including complex wound closure.

 

Louise K
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Originally from Northumberland but moved to Carlisle to be closer to work in 2015. I qualified with a Diploma in Adult nursing with the university of Cumbria in 2013 and went on to work in Coronary Care in CIC. I have also spent time working in intensive care however my passion was Coronary Care where I spent 6 years as Senior Staff Nurse and PPCI Co-Ordinator. I also ran the elective Cardioversion service within the hospital, managing patients with cardiac arrhythmias. After spending a further 2 years studying.
I was awarded a first class honours degree in practice development in October 2018 with the University of Cumbria. In May of this year I was offered a position of Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner with Carlisle healthcare to go on to work towards Msc in Advanced Clinical Practice, I’m due to start this in September 2019.

 

Andrea S
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

 

Jackie S
Specialist Nurse
General and Dermatology

 

Billy D
Paediatric Nurse
Paediatrics and Safeguarding

 

Angelique W
Advanced Nurse Practitioner