Practice Nurses

Our lead practice nurse Nickie Thomas is available by appointment and is able to advise on many aspects of health promotion and care.We also have a new practice nurse Alison Tinsley who works Fridays.

Please see Our Clinics and Services which detail the services that our Practice Nurses provide.


Healthcare Assistants

We also have 2 Health Care Assistants Sarah Crisp, Jane Kershaw.  We also have a phlebotomist Pete Burnham twice a week.

Please see Our Clinics and Services which detail the services that our Healthcare Assistants provide.


Community Nurses

The Community Nursing Team are now based at Foster Street and can be contacted on 01622 238925.


Community Midwife

Community Midwife Kirsty Beale holds Antenatal Clinics here at Blackthorn on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.


Multidisciplinary Care Team

The GPs at Blackthorn are supported by a wide range of additional clinicians who help to look after and support our most vulnerable patients.  Regular MDT meetings are held to discuss those patients who require additional clinical input and care.

This team includes:

  • Community Nurses
  • Long Term Conditions Nurses
  • Intensive Support Team
  • Health Visitor
  • Midwife
  • Social Service Care Officer
  • Health and Social Care Coordinator
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Mental Health Specialist Nurse
  • Learning Disabilities Nurse