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Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Kim Leech (f)

KimAdvanced Nurse Practitioner

Kim is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who works alongside our range of healthcare professionals for three morning sessions per week.

I have worked in primary care for over 15 years. After obtaining my initial RGN qualification, I completed my BSc Specialist Practitioner, following this I completed my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2011 at UCLAN. I enjoy all aspects of health care including investigating, diagnosing, prescribing and referring. I take special interest in Diabetes and Ear, Nose and Throat complaints and has even published a medical ENT textbook. Prior to becoming a locum, I was a partner at a practice for 5 years and enjoyed managing teams and developing services for the benefit of the patients. I enjoy educating students. Other than my nursing qualifications, I have a geography degree and am a fully qualified gymnastics coach.

Nurses

Mary Mchugh (f)

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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

I am originally from Newcastle and studied as a nurse in Manchester. Since then I have experience in critical care and acute illness, mainly in hospitals to start but have also gained experience in working in walk in and urgent care centres, mainly in the Bury area. In 2014 I started working in a local GP centre as a 'Minor Illness' nurse, and after 4 years I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to complete a MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice at UCLAN under the guidance and support of the Leyland Surgery. As well as my RGN from Manchester I have gained a degree in Health Care, Critical Care qualifications and prescribing qualifications. I am married and have 2 sons, one at home and one at university. My interests are tennis (although I watch rather than play now) and I swim regularly.

Paula Vernon (f)

Trainee Advance Clinical Practitioner

PVQualifying as a Registered nurse in 1989, I have worked in various nursing positions within an acute hospital setting that included ward sister, ward manager, clinical nurse specialist and clinical matron, allowing me to gain experience with patients who attended or were admitted to hospital with acute and long term conditions. I have experience of working with patients of various ages who have had been admitted or attended hospital with surgical, medical, orthopaedic, vascular and cardiac conditions.

I have gained many professional and academic qualifications during my nursing career, the highest academic qualification I have achieved is a Master’s degree. In 2010 I became an independent prescriber and am currently working towards a second Master’s qualification in advanced practice.   

Nurse Trudie Abbott (f)

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Practice Nurse


My home town is Chorley; I have been married for six years and have a two year old daughter. I have spent my time in various roles and locations such as a Care Assistant and Acute Male Medical Ward. Wishing to progress further in my career I enrolled for the Nursing Course at UCLAN qualifying in 2011. 


My communication skills, compassionate nature and interest in chronic disease management fits my present role as I can care for patients in a holistic manner whilst enabling me to fulfil my drive for further study. I feel privileged to be part of a very dedicated and supportive team whose professionalism extends to the acceptance of critical friendships advancing our knowledge within ourselves.

Healthcare Assistants

Alison Bretherton (f)

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I joined general practice as a receptionist in 2000 and subsequently qualified as a health care assistant in 2007 from university of Huddersfield.

My position within the practice is to support the GP’s and the practice nurse and I am hoping to expand my role. The future  is exciting and it is a privilege to be part of the team.

I have three children and my interests outside of work include cooking, baking and music

Ann (f)


abI have worked as a medical secretary at a surgery in Penwortham and successfully completed the AMSPAR qualification. I had a break from General Practice during which time I worked for the Benefits Agency and then at a local Disability Charity. I returned to General Practice 2 years ago. I am pleased to be part of this new Practice and I look forward to working with a professional and positive team of people. In my spare time I foster cats for the Charity 'Cats Protection', I play drums in a local band, I enjoy traveling, riding my motorbike, gardening and listening to live music

 
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