A Nurse Practitioner is an experienced nurse who has undertaken a specific course of study to enable them to see patients with undiagnosed problems.
They offer a complementary source of health care with an assessment of health care needs.
- assess you and make a diagnosis
- initiate and review treatment
- order tests and investigations
- give advice on health issues and screening
- refer you on to a doctor or a specialist as appropriate
To make an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner please contact reception
, or book online
. Same day appointments are usually available.
Alison Hawkins RGN BSc (Hons)
Alison been qualified as a registered general nurse since 1982 and has worked at Hanham Health for the last 15 years. She started working in the treatment room then gradually increased her role to work as one of the practice nurses, completing diplomas in asthma and diabetes. In 2005 she became a qualified Nurse Practitioner after gaining a degree in Primary Care from South Bank University. In 2007 Alison became a qualified nurse prescriber and now enjoys her role at Hanham Health as one of the Nurse Practitioners.
Nicola Bebb RGN BSc (Hons)
Nicola joined Hanham Health as a Nurse Practitioner in 2004. Her career prior to coming to Hanham Health was predominately in Accident and Emergency and latterly she was a lecturer practitioner, running courses for nurse practitioners at Kings college London, whilst working clinically as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department of St Thomas’ hospital London and the Minor injuries unit at Guys.
She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and as a Nurse Practitioner in 1999, after completing a Health Studies Degree at the Royal College of Nursing in London. She became a qualified nurse prescriber in 2006.
Specialising in minor health and minor injury care, she enjoys the variety of general practice, the continuity of care and the diversity that this role offers.
Paula Peck RGN LLB
Paula qualified as a registered general nurse in 1987 having trained at Leeds General Infirmary, and joined Hanham Health in July 2010. She has worked in primary care for over 20 years and has diplomas in asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease. She qualified as nurse prescriber in 2007. Paula is currently undertaking a Masters degree course in Advanced Nursing Practice at the University of West of England whilst continuing to enjoy her role as a Nurse Practitioner.