Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Mrs Cristina Levitt (f)

  • Qualified in 1992 as a General Nurse in the Royal Free Hospital.

  • Worked for 5 years in Renal at Bart’s Hospital, achieved renal diploma.

  • BSc (Hons) nursing studies 2003. Worked in primary care from 1999.

  • Main interests in diabetes + baby immunisations.

  • Joined Derwent Medical Centre in 2001.

Ms Claire Selena Dorrington (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Luminita Tepes
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