Nursing Team

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Here at The Oaks Medical Centre we have three Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP). Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are nurses who have received further training to be able to diagnose and treat patients with minor illness and injuries. They also have the ability to prescribe for minor infections and refer patients to other health

Nurse Helen Walker (f)

RGN, RSCN, Diploma in Community Studies, BSC (Hons) in Child Health Studies, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Minor Illness Certificate. Rotherham Ear Training Certificate, Cervical Cytology, Immunisation and Vaccines

Nurse Diane Sadek (f)

RGN Level 1, Advanced practice MSC2 modules, Warwick diabetes diploma, Enb 249- Cardiothoracic nursing, Asthma diploma, Anatomy and physiology diploma – open university, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Minor illness 3 day course and Minor injury 3 day course.

Nurse Nicola Day (f)

BSC (Hons) Nursing , MSC Advanced Clinical Practice

Specialist Nurses

Nurse Lynn Walker (f)

Lynn Walker is our Diabetic Specialist Nurse. She has years of experience in the care and treatment of patients suffering from Diabetes. Lynn runs weekly clinics at the Shady Lane Surgery. For more information contact our Shady Lane Surgery.

  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse since 2003
  • BSC Hons degree in clinical Nursing Studies
  • District nurse knowledge of diabetes

Nurse Kelly Buckle (f)

Kelly Buckle is our Nurse Manager here at the Oaks Medical Centre. Kelly’s job role involves both clinical and administration work in order to manage the day to day duties of our Nurses.

Nursing Diploma, RGN 2006. Trained in all chronic disease management (COPD, Diabetes and Asthma), vast experience in emergency care. Cervical cytology, Childhood Immunisations, Travel vaccinations, Ear care, Smoking cessation, ECG, Phlebotomy. Assessors course, non-medical prescriber V300, Adult and paediatric Minor Illness Diploma.


Practice Nurses are fully qualified and registered Nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. Our Practice Nurses help to run weekly clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma, COPD, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Nurse Mandy Fisher (f)

Nursing Diploma, RGN 2006. Diploma in COPD, Trained in all chronic disease management (COPD, Diabetes and Asthma) Cervical cytology, Childhood Immunisations, Travel vaccinations, Ear care, Smoking cessation, ECG and Phlebotomy.

Nurse Laura Freeman (f)

Nursing Diploma, RGN 1982 Cervical cytology, Childhood Immunisations, Travel vaccinations, Ear care, ECG, Phlebotomy

Nurse Charlene Brown (f)

Nursing Diploma 2011, Trained in Diabetes, Cervical Cytology, Child Immunisations, Travel Vaccinations, Ear care, ECG, Phlebotomy.

Andrea O’Donnell (f) – Blackwood Health Centre

Healthcare Practitioners

Healthcare practitioners support Practice Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), new patient checks, wound care, ECGs, 24 hr BP and normal blood pressure, dressings, diabetic reviews, CHD kidney reviews, heart reviews, minor surgery assisting, B12 injections, flu and pneumonia injections, stock management, removal of sutures, learning disabilities reviews and home visits. They may also act as a chaperone when a patient or Doctor requests one.

Amanda Brittle (f)

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Higher Health (Assisting Practitioner) Level 5, NVQ Care Level 2&3

Sue Weaver (f)

  • Higher Level Apprenticeship in Higher Health ( Assistant Practitioner)
  • Diploma in nursing and patient care
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3
  • BTEC Award in Infection Control Intermediate
  • Foundation Degree in Phlebotomy

Katie Simner (f)

  • ARTP performing and reporting new diagnosis/ management in COPD/Asthma
  • Foundation Degree Asthma Level 5
  • Diploma COPD
  • Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Diploma in Nursing SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation

Catherine Greer (f) – Blackwood Health Centre


Our phlebotomists are specialist health care assistants/ clinical workers whose main role is to collect blood samples from our patients for examination in laboratories. The results of which will help diagnosing any illness or diseases a patient may be suffering from.

Josie Regan (f)

Stand-alone Module in Phlebotomy, NVQ 3 Health & Social Care

Julie Churchill (f)

Eanean Thornett (f) – Blackwood Health Centre