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

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

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

Anna Wilson

Added:  06/08/2021


Claire Bell
Shaleen Christine
Karen Cunnington
Helen Finn
Margit Howard

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:  02/09/2021

Nursing Associate

Gillian Walker

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

Healthcare Assistants

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

Sarah Cooper
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
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

Page Updated on: 15/04/2020

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