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The Nursing Team

The practice has a range of clinical skills within the nursing team, you don’t always need to see a doctor and you can book an appointment with them directly


Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Lorraine Fitzgerald

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Helen Bates

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past. Their main areas of expertise are in the management of common illnesses and long term conditions.

Advanced Practitioners are all trained specialist nurses who have undertaken additional education in order to provide advanced nursing care and prescribe. Same day Advanced Practitioner appointments are available every weekday for common illnesses. You will be offered a consultation with the Advanced Practitioner if you ring for an urgent appointment.

The Advanced Practitioner can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required. They can make referrals to hospital doctors or other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital when necessary.

Unfortunately, they are unable legally to sign a sick certificate, so you will need to see your own GP for this.

They work closely with your GP and liaise frequently with her/him about your care.

Practice Nurses

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.

Practice Nurse Lead - Catherine Robinson

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993. I worked as a Community Staff Nurse in North London until moving to Bradford in 2000 where I took a post as a Practice Nurse at a GP surgery in North Bradford.

I moved to Horton Park Medical Practice in 2008 and became Lead Nurse in 2012. I specialise in Diabetic Care, in particular with patients on insulin. I also see patients for other aspects of care such as womens health and childhood immunisations. I also oversee the day-to-day running of the Nurse Team.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my two children, listening to a wide-range of music.

Practice Nurse - Nargis Shaheen

I qualified as a nurse in 2005 and started work at Horton Park Surgery in 2014. As well as doing general nursing i.e travel health, wound care, baby immunisations, I have a Diabetes diploma and run the Diabetic clinics at the Practice. I also have a special interest in Womens Health. I can see women for contraceptive advise, repeat contraception, smears, swobs etc.

I can speak Hinko, Urdu, Hindhi and Punjabi.

Practice Nurse - Naseem Hussain

Healthcare Assistants

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

Healthcare Assistant - Linda Wood

I have worked at Horton Park Surgery for 15 years, although some
patients may remember me from the local chemist (Cohens).

I originally came to Horton Park as a receptionist then progressed
onto doing phlebotomy. In 2007 I qualified as a Health Care
Assistant working within the Nursing Team.

My areas of interest include Respiratory,Smoking Cessation and

I really enjoy my role and feel I have achieved my goals.

Healthcare Assistant - Leanne Rayner

I have worked for the NHS since 2007 when I worked as a receptionist.

I was then given the opportunity to train as a Healthcare Assistant .

Initially I did my Phlebotomy training in 2010 and progressed to complete and pass my Healthcare Assistant course in 2011.

I have worked at Horton Park since 2014, I do various clinics including phlebotomy, diabetic, ECG’s Spirometry, Health Checks

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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