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Nurse Practitioners

Catherine Jackson (f)

Catherine_Jackson.jpgBA (Hons) MSc

After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 where she worked in critical care, renal medicine and in industry Catherine moved into general practice in 1997.

For two years Catherine was a practice nurse before studying for an MSc at Liverpool University, and thereafter worked in several practices in Cheshire as a Nurse Clinician whereby she can treat patients with acute medical problems and also people who have on-going long term conditions (eg high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes and COPD).

In 2004, Catherine joined Marple Cottage Surgery as a Nurse clinician, where she sees patients with acute medical problems and is able to prescribe medication as a GP would do, and also manages our diabetic, asthma and COPD.

Catherine is also an Executive Nurse at Bury CCG.


Mrs Sarah Wilkinson (f)

sarahIn 2002, Sarah attained the Diploma in Nursing from Manchester University and spent 18 months working on the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Sarah joined Marple Cottage Surgery in 2004 because she wanted to work in general practice, where health promotion is primary prevention and allows her to form strong patient relationships.

Sarah is the Asthma Lead at the practice having completed the asthma diploma from the National Respiratory Training Centre.  

Sarah provides a wide range of nursing services including cervical smears, health promotion and screening, children’s vaccinations and travel vaccinations.

Healthcare Assistants

Joanne Royle (f)

Joroyle.jpgIn 2006, Joanne joined the practice nursing team as a healthcare assistant, which involves offering appointments for blood tests, blood pressure checks, 24hr blood pressure monitoring, spirometry, ECGs and general health screening.

Joanne is now a Senior HCA also takes an active role in smoking cessation and infection control management at the practice.

Vicky Snelson (f)

Vicky joined the practice in 2012, working in the Reception / Admin team, and more recently training into a Healthcare Assistant role.

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