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We are always interested in how we can improve services to our patients.  If you have an idea of how we can do that for you please email

Specialist Nurses

Sister Katherine Parker (f)

Katherine is our Lead Nurse for Chronic Disease Management, travel advice, smears, asthma, diabetes and the leads the team of other nursing staff.

Katherine sees many of our patients with minor ailments in her daily clinics and is able to prescribe 

Sister Melissa Lawton (f)

Melissa has joined us as a Practice Nurse having been a District Nurse for a number of years in Tameside.  She is our specialist nurse is respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD and also has special skills to manage older peoples health and areas such as frailty.  She undertakes Childhood vaccination and immunisations as well as chronic disease management and cervical cytology

Health Practitioners

Miss Naomi Wake (f)

Naomi is a Physician Associate, able to see and manage all patients that a GP can see.  She is by background an experienced Microbiologist and is working at Alvanley Family Practice on a full time basis as part of the Clinical Team.

The role of Physician Associate is new at Alvanley Family Practice, and we are the first practice in the area to appoint to this exciting role.  In order to become a Physician Associate you must be a  graduate who has undertaken significant post graduate training and work under the supervision of a doctor. They are specially trained to perform a number of tasks including:

  • taking medical histories from patients
  • performing physical examinations
  • diagnosing illnesses
  • seeing patients with long-term chronic conditions
  • performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • analysing test results
  • developing management plans
  • provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Gaynor Dimelow (f)

Gaynor is a level 3 HCA which means she can work independently and on specific areas of expertise such as helping people to give up smoking and setting health related targets.

She works with the GP's and Practice Nurse Team to support them with blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, spirometry and diabetic initial checks amongst other things

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