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Moorlands Surgery

139a Willow Road

County Durham

Nursing Team at Moorlands Surgery


The Nursing team is managed by Sonia Oliver and consists of four Nurse Practitioners and five Practice Nurses and three Health Care Assistants and one Phlebotomist.

The Nursing services at Moorlands are constantly reviewed to ensure that we adjust Nurse Clinic availability to both maintain and improve our services and standards of patient care.



Nurse Practitioners – Mark Mckie, Pauline Stephens and Clare Brown


Their role compliments and supports the GP’s and Practice Nurses. The Nurse Practitioners provide care for patients from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment, through to evaluation and if appropriate prescribing. The Nurse Practitioner role is useful for the management of your sudden illness requiring same day appointments. If at any time the Nurse Practitioners feels you need to be assessed by a GP this will be arranged.



Practice Nurses – Deirdre Best, Patricia Atkinson, Caryl Bowie and Rebecca Waites.


All of the Practice Nurses offer nursing care to our patients and each has their own special area of interests, the Practice Nurses can help with a wide range of health issues, and this includes clinics for long-term health conditions such as Diabetes and Asthma. They can also offer healthy living advice, administer travel vaccines, advise on wound management and perform cervical smears



Health Care Assistants – Julie Walker, Tracy Smith and Hayley Anderson


Julie, Tracy amd Hayley support the Practice Nurses with their daily work. They are responsible for carrying out the following nursing duties,

Blood tests

BP recording


Ear Syringing

New patient medicals

Weight management

Wound management and removal of stitches.

Assisting with Minor Surgery


Phlebotomist – Helen Iverson



All Nurse appointments are booked in advance, so please be prepared to give a little information when booking your appointment so that it can be booked with the appropriate member of the nursing team.

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