Dr Maassarani & Partners

Towerhill Surgery, Ebony Way, Kirkby, Merseyside L33 1XT

Nursing Staff

Jacqui Haworth (f)
Primary Care Nurse Clinician

Jacqui has undertaken clinical health studies at masters degree (MSC) level. This Training enables her to make professionally autonomous decisions in order to asses, diagnose, and prescribe as appropriate and refer to other health care teams when required. She can also carry out home visits when necessary. Jacqui is therefore able to see patients that were traditionally seen by a general practitioner using the general practitioner as a consultant.

Nurses

Ann Higham (f)
Wendy Cain (f)
Ann Tune (f)

The practice nurse is available to deal with minor illnesses in the same way as a doctor and can see patients for the following chronic disease monitoring clinics:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Well person check
  • Cervical Smear
  • Family planning
  • Immunisation Travel and health advice

Nurse Practitioners

Gaynor Bond (f)
Joanne Harding (f)

Nurse practitioners are highly trained nurses who have undertaken a specific course of study at at least 1st degree (honours level) who have achieved further qualifications and skills, including skills not usually exercised by nurses such as physical examination. More recently nurse practitioners have undertaken special training and achieved qualifications which enable them to prescribe treatment for certain conditions. A nurse practitioner is therefore able to see patients with certain undiagnosed problems and is able to make an assessment of their healthcare needs, prescribe appropriate treatment and follow up as required. Some examples of common minor illnesses, ailments treated are:

  • Eye infections
  • Ear infections
  • Throat infection/tonsillitis
  • Chest infections
  • Urinary infection/cystitis
  • Lung infection
  • Sinusitis
  • Treatment of sting bites and stings
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Painful periods
  • Back pain

Nurse Practitioners can also request certain investigations if required such as:

  • Chest x-ray
  • Heart Tracing (ECG)
  • Limb x-rays
  • Blood tests

And have the authority to refer to other health care professionals if necessary.

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.

 Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.