Our Nursing Team

Emma Andrews, Practice Nurse

Marie Russell Allen, Healthcare Assistant

​​​​Emma qualified as a registered nurse in 2005 and has had extensive experience in both a hospital and community setting.  She has worked in neurological surgery at Frenchay Hospital , district nursing, and has been a practice nurse for 9 years in inner city Bristol.  She carries out all treatment room duties and has a special interest in cytology, immunsations, and complex wound care.​

Marie started her career with the NHS in 1992 on a paediatric ward and also has experience with renal dialysis and diabetic and cardiac care in her work as a carer for many years. She is a qualified phlebotomist and thoroughly enjoys working with the patients and staff at Monks Park Surgery. Outside of work, Marie has a large family of her own and grandchildren who she adores

Diane Bird, Healthcare Assistant 

​Diane has been working as an HCA within a GP setting for just over 10 years and has been a member of the team at Monks Park Surgery for two years.  Diane says she thoroughly enjoys her role working in a great team with great patients.  Her duties include spirometry, phlebotomy, ear syringing, ECGs, dressings, health checks and supporting patients to stop smoking.  She also assists the GPs with coil fits and minor surgery.

What does a Practice Nurse do?

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. Practice nurses usually run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes. Nurses can have additional skills and train as nurse practitioners. Some nurses can prescribe medication and are called nurse independent or supplementary practitioners. Other nurses may run minor ailment clinics and most practice nurses carry out cervical smears.
​What does a Healthcare Assistant do?

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), spirometry, ear syringing, ECGs, dressings, health checks and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.