Nurse Practitioners

Karen Smith (f)

Nurse Practitioner

NVQ3, DIPHE-Adult Nursing, DIPHE Pharmacology, BSc-Spec Nurse in Primary Care, BSc in Prescribing.

Karen is a specialist Nurse Practitioner who works alongside the G.P's running the Minor Illness Clinic. This is where her skills and priorities lie. Karen also works closely with the management team and co-ordinating care home visits and requirements. Karen also works to support the rest of the admin/reception team where necessary. 

Jan Strefford (f)

Nurse Practitioner

Jan has been working in Primary Care for 25 years. She has diplomas in Heart Disease , Diabetes, Sexual Health and Contraception, Travel and Children’s Immunisations. She is qualified in Minor Illness and Injury assessment.

She completed a BSc degree in Community health Nursing 12 years ago and is a Nurse Prescriber. She is very interested in Helping people with Lifestyle advice and trained as a Desmond Educator to help people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Claire Guyon (f)

Clare is an independent nurse prescriber, currently working towards her Master's in Advanced Clinical Practice. She has a specialist interest in Diabetes prevention and management and in sexual health. Clare runs minor illness and injury clinics and works closely with other members of the team to improve patient care.


As well as dealing with minor illness, dressings and minor wounds, the nurses run most of the preventative care programmes. This includes asthma clinics, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, blood tests, diabetic and heart disease checks and vaccinations. The nursing team also give advice concerning diet, travel and general health matters.

Rachel Christie (f)

Student Nurses

Broom Leys Surgery is fortunate to be involved in Student Nurse Training. This is an exciting opportunity for them to learn about Practice Nursing, they are fully supported by Trained Practice Nurses during their placement.

If you do not wish the student nurse to remain present during your appointment, please do not worry to ask for a private consult with the Nurse.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants carry out Phlebotomy duties each day as well as taking blood pressure, ear syringing, ECG's , INR's, Diabetic Foot Checks, NHS Health Checks and simple dressings.

Karen Thorpe (f)
Marie Wickstead (f)
Lisa Hollingsworth (f)
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