Nurse Practitioners

An Advanced 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.

Debbie Findlay (Nurse Manager)

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

Updated:  05/08/2021

Audrey Jefferson
Susie Watson
Alison Wake

Alison will join the practice for one day a week to do implant/coil fitting, pessaries, etc.

Added:  19/10/2022

Lindsey Whitehead

Qualified in 2001 after studying in Teeside University.  I have worked in St Andrews Medical Practice since 2006 as a Practice Nurse.  I have recently taken up the post as a Nurse Practitioner and now undertake the Nurse Practitioner role including home visits.

I am a nurse independent prescriber and take special interest in travel health, women health, contraception and sexual health, minor illness.

Updated:  13/10/2019


Claire Bell
Shaleen Christie
Kayleigh Collingwood
Karen Cunnington
Margit Howard
Angela Turner

Our nurses work in the treatment room on a daily basis from 08:30 - 18:00 Monday to Friday. Typically they deal with immunisations holiday advice, vaccinations, blood tests, dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, cervical smear tests, health promotion clinics and general advice. They are also available to offer contraceptive advice on contraceptive matters. 

Updated: 29/10/2021

Nursing Associate (trainee)

Wendy Gamsby

Alice Storey

A Nursing Associate is a new member of the nursing team in England. This role is designed to help bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurse

Updated: 20/12/2022

Healthcare Assistants

Glynis Eddy
Sheila Gittins
Thomas Simpson

The practice employs three health care assistants who have special training to allow them to undertake some of tasks traditionally undertaken by practice nurses.

Updated:  30/12/2021


Karen Applegarth

Phlebotomists draw and prepare blood for medical testing, transfusions or donation. Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood via venipuncture, finger pricks, or in the case of infants, heel pricks. Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, clinics, outpatient care facilities, diagnostic laboratories, blood donation centers and general practice.

Updated: 02/02/2022  

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