Health Professionals

Who can help me?

Our practice has a number of highly skilled health professionals who are able to help with different problems.  You can read the below for further advice on who would be the best person to help with your concern.


Our Doctors are able to deal with most medical issues, however they may refer you to a different doctor in the practice or another member of the team who is more appropriate to help you.

Extended Hours appointments: These are pre-bookable, non-urgent evening and weekend appointments. Find out more about Extended Hours appointments by clicking here.

We will always assess anyone who needs to be seen on the same day for medical reasons.

Nurse Practitioners 

It’s not always necessary to see a doctor.  Our Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and able to deal with most health conditions and illnesses.  They can prescribe medications and refer patients for treatment from other health services. 

Find out more about the role of a Nurse Practitioner by watching this short video. 

Practice Nurses 

Our Practice Nurses each have different skills, so it helps if you can let the receptionist know what service you require when booking your appointment to ensure you see the most appropriate person.

Practice Nurses are the best people to see with the following issues:

  • Wound management including dressings & removal of sutures 
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel health advice
  • Cervical smears
  • Contraception services
  • Long term condition clinics including asthma, COPD, diabetic, heart disease
  • HRT checks
  • Learning disability reviews
  • Warfarin monitoring
  • Ear syringing

Nurse appointments are available to book in advance at both Nettleham and Cherry Willingham Surgeries.

Speak to our reception team to book your appointment.

Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists

Our Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists are the best people to see for the following:

  • Blood tests
  • ECGs
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Wound management
  • Ear syringing
  • Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations
  • B12 injections
  • Blood pressure

Healthcare Assistant and Phlebotomy appointments are available to book in advance at both Nettleham and Cherry Willingham Surgeries.  We can also offer home visit blood tests for patients that are unable to leave their home due to medical reasons.

Speak to our reception team to book your appointment.

Clinical Pharmacist 

Appointments are available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the practice with a Clinical Pharmacist.  They can help with:

  • Long term condition medicines
  • Experiencing side effects
  • Annual medication reviews
  • After a stay in hospital where changes were made to your medicines
  • Common illnesses

 Speak to our reception team to book your appointment.

Find out more about the role of a Clinical Pharmacist by watching a short video here or reading this leaflet.

Social Prescribers

Cath and Jeanette are the Social Prescribing Link Workers for our area.

Social Prescribing is about enabling people in the community to become more involved in community life, empowering them to improve their health and wellbeing.

At the heart of what they do is a person-centered approach.  Each individual person and their circumstances are the focus of discussions, and each person’s personal choices take priority.

They can discuss how your health and wellbeing could benefit from you getting more involved in your community and what there is on offer.  Often it can be hard to start something new.  The friendly support they offer can help you to get in contact with groups, services and organisations, and get started with them.

They can help you to sort out any problems or worries such as isolation, health and lifestyle changes, carer support, debt, and low-level mental health issues.  They will promote the community for the community to make sure you have a good experience that helps you to feel better.

Speak to our reception team, or one of our healthcare professionals, to book your appointment.

Watch this video to find out how Social Prescribers helped Christine.

Chaplain Volunteers

Appointments are available every Wednesday with a volunteer Chaplain at the practice.

Chaplaincy services are there to help you in times of crises and ill-health.  They care for you, walk alongside you, share your burden and can help to ease emotional pain. 

Our volunteer Chaplains can help people of any faith and those without a faith.  They work in a non-denominational manner and will be happy to assist you with whatever your spiritual needs, difficulties or questions may be,

Speak to our reception team to book your appointment.

Neighbourhood Triage Practitioner

Appointments are available with a Neighbourhood Triage Practitioner every Thursday at the practice.  They are able to work with people who may benefit from other forms of support outside of the GP practice and connect them with the appropriate services.  They have a particular focus on those who are frail and can provide an assessment for patients who may need a proactive holistic approach.

Speak to our reception team to book your appointment.

Health Pod 

We have ‘pods’ available in the reception areas at both Nettleham and Cherry Willingham surgeries.  They are your facility which you can access at any time during surgery opening hours.  You can use the pods to check the following:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI)
  • Test for depression or anxiety
  • Alcohol use

The results of the above checks can be saved to your patient record.

If you would like support using the Pod, our friendly practice staff will be happy to help.