Our practice nurses can provide a wide range of services including healthy lifestyle and dietary advice, vaccinations and check ups for Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Well-Person clinics. Appointments should be made via reception. Please note they cannot prescribe medication.
|Mrs Kim Leech (f)|
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Kim is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who works alongside our range of healthcare professionals for three morning sessions per week.
I have worked in primary care for over 15 years. After obtaining my initial RGN qualification, I completed my BSc Specialist Practitioner; following this I completed my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2011 at UCLAN. I enjoy all aspects of health care including investigating, diagnosing, prescribing and referring. I take special interest in Diabetes and Ear, Nose and Throat complaints and has even published a medical ENT textbook. Prior to becoming a locum, I was a partner at a practice for 5 years and enjoyed managing teams and developing services for the benefit of the patients. I enjoy educating students. Other than my nursing qualifications, I have a geography degree and am a fully qualified gymnastics coach.
|Mary Mchugh (f)|
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
I am originally from Newcastle and studied as a nurse in Manchester. Since then I have experience in critical care and acute illness, mainly in hospitals to start but have also gained experience in working in walk in and urgent care centres, mainly in the Bury area. In 2014 I started working in a local GP centre as a 'Minor Illness' nurse, and after 4 years I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to complete a MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice at UCLAN under the guidance and support of the Leyland Surgery. As well as my RGN from Manchester I have gained a degree in Health Care, Critical Care qualifications and prescribing qualifications. I am married and have 2 sons, one at home and one at university. My interests are tennis (although I watch rather than play now) and I swim regularly.
|Paula Vernon (f)|
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Qualifying as a Registered nurse in 1989, I have worked in various nursing positions within an acute hospital setting that included ward sister, ward manager, clinical nurse specialist and clinical matron, allowing me to gain experience with patients who attended or were admitted to hospital with acute and long term conditions. I have experience of working with patients of various ages who have had been admitted or attended hospital with surgical, medical, orthopaedic, vascular and cardiac conditions.
I have gained many professional and academic qualifications during my nursing career; the highest academic qualification I have achieved is a Master’s degree. In 2010 I became an independent prescriber and am currently working towards a second Master’s qualification in advanced practice.
|Nurse Trudie Abbott (f)|
A Committed and enthusiastic practice Nurse with over fifteen Years’ experience in the health and social care sector.
Prior to working as a practice nurse I gained my qualifications and experience working for Wigan Social Services, Chorley Hospital as a Health Care Assistant, Seconded to UCLAN for three years followed by an appointment as a staff nurse first at Blackpool hospital in respite care then at Blackburn hospital on the medical assessment unit.
In my clinical role as a practice nurse and whilst caring for my patients in a holistic manner, I have gained education and professional qualifications in cervical screening and tissue viability.
I feel privileged to be part of a dedicated and supportive team whose professionalism extends to the acceptance of critical friendships advancing our knowledge in ourselves.
I Live In Chorley; I am married and have a six year old daughter. I relax by going to Pilate’s class once a week and a gym session once a week, Last year I took part in a “Tough Mudder” challenge. It was a challenge!
|Nurse Julie Perkins (f)|
I qualified as a Registered Nurse 1994 and follow this completed my degree in nursing studies gaining a BSC (hons) in 2004. I have worked in various nursing positions within an acute hospital setting; these roles include ward sister, ward manager, and clinical nurse specialist. My recent roles include community nursing and working within the treatment room service. Within these roles I have gained a wide variety of experience and skills.
I am looking forward to gaining new experiences in the Primary Care setting and will enjoy the challenge this will bring enabling me to increase my knowledge and skills. I am married with two sons and in my spare time enjoy walking with my dog, going to the gym and I am a volunteer at woodlands animal