- Nick Puffett – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Nick is our Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has over 25 years of nursing experience. He leads the nursing team and runs the daily Acute Illness Clinic. As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nick works alongside the General Practitioners and will assess, diagnose and independently treat patients with minor illnesses such as ear and throat infections, chest infections, asthma and COPD and urinary tract infections. Nick has a MSc in Advanced Practice and is an independent nurse prescriber. He has a special interest in minor injuries, frailty assessment, palliative care, wound care, bowel health and erectile dysfunction. He also leads on research at the Medical Centre.
- Aitzol – Clinical Pharmacist
- Cheryl, Annita, Lauren, Donna, Wendy, Frances – Practice Nurses
Our nurses offer annual review appointments for those who suffer with chronic diseases, cervical smears, smoking cessation support, blood tests, ear syringing, foreign travel, childhood immunisations and more. During the autumnal months our nurses play an integral part in ensuring all patients at risk are vaccinated against flu.
- Annie, Liz, Sam, Lynn, Nadine, Kate – Practice Dispensers
Winchcombe Medical Centre is able to dispense medications to those patients who live more than one mile away from a retail pharmacy. For the most part, this covers patients in all outlying villages and some areas of Winchcombe. The dispensary team will also print the repeat prescriptions for patients to whom we do not dispense. The dispensary does not accept incoming phone calls but they do have an answerphone where you can leave any medication queries and they will call you back.