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.
Paula Peck RGN LLB MSc
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 25 years and has diplomas in asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease. She qualified as nurse prescriber in 2007. Paula completed a Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice at the University of West of England in 2013.
James has been qualified since 2005 and has worked at Hanham for the past year. Prior to starting with us, he
has worked in A&E departments both in Bristol & London, and as a Nurse in ENT at Southmead Hospital. He has recently completed his Nurse prescribing course in Bristol. James is continuing to work towards obtaining his masters degree – his next venture being an Emergency Nurse Practitioner Course at the University of West of England.