Practice Nurses

The practice employs three practice nurses:

  • Sister Pippa Burchell RN Dip HE
  • Sister Diana Haller RN
  • Sister Kerry Elson RN Dip
  • Sister Vicky Chisholm RGN

The Nurses have their own appointment times, offices and fully equipped treatment room. There are usually two members of the team on duty between 8am to 6.20pm. They will see you for dressings, leg ulcer care, removal of stitches, ear syringing, preventative health screening, weight management, blood pressure checks and smear tests. They also hold clinics for patients with Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Child immunisation and Travel advice, including holiday vaccinations. They can also give health advice and are available to return telephone calls at the end of each morning.

When making an appointment with the nurse please indicate to the receptionist the reason for the appointment as this will help to ensure that you are booked in with the appropriate nurse. The nurse may need to consult a doctor about your problem if your condition requires it.

Sister Pippa Burchell RN joined the practice in August 2008. Her clinical interests are in Travel Advice as well as general nursing practice.

Sister Diana Haller RN joined the practice in April 2019. Sister Haller is an Independent Prescriber and holds minor ailment clinics across the week.

Sister Kerry Elson RN joined the practice in May 2019. Her clinical interests are in minor injuries as well as general nursing practice. Sister Elson is the practice Infection Control Lead.

Sister Vicky Chisholm RGN was originally a Practice nurse from 1984 to 2010 and then she took a break from Nursing before joining the practice in August 2017. Her clinical interests are in Sexual Health and young adults.

Health Care Assistants

The practice employs three HCAs:

  • Mrs Joy Isherwood
  • Mrs Sarah Price

Our Health Care Assistants help the nurses with basic nursing tasks. They provide a blood taking service every day. In addition to this they carry out blood pressure taking, health screening, new patient checks, urine testing and other general nursing duties. They also assist the doctors with their minor operations and coil fittings.


Page last updated: February 2022.