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The nurses are available to provide long term condition reviews, travel advice, immunisations, wound dressings, suture removal, blood pressure checks, ear syringing, contraceptive advice, cervical smears and treatment of minor injuries. They are also able to give advice on healthy diets, heart disease prevention and foreign travel. In addition they have specialist training in asthma and diabetes care. All new patients are expected to attend for a health check and those patients over 75 are assessed by a nurse or doctor annually.

Karen Gornall (f)


I trained at Leeds General Infirmary and qualified in 1981. I worked on the Coronary Care Unit and then worked as a bank nurse while my children were young. I joined the Practice in 1993 and became senior nurse in 1996. I have a specialist interest in all chronic diseases and also undertake all regular practice nurse duties.

Theresa Divan (f)

I qualified as a nurse in 2001 after training at Leeds University and then worked in Respiratory medicine. I then moved into bank work for a few years, covering specialisms such as orthopedics, gynaecology and A & E.

Following on from this I worked in the Ear Nose and Throat Outpatients for several years before training as a Practice Nurse in 2011. I currently undertake general practice nurse duties and most chronic disease checks, apart from Diabetes.


Kate Baker (f)


I graduated from The University of Hull in 2001 where I obtained a degree in Bsc (Hons) Nursing Sciences and became a Registered Nurse. I initially worked in Intensive Care, then moved to Community Nursing in 2004. I became a Practice Nurse in 2007.  Following a career break to care for my children, I joined the practice in 2016.  I undertake all general Practice Nurse duties.

Sarah Atkinson (f)


I have worked within the NHS since 2001, working in various roles, both in primary, community and acute care settings. I went on to complete my nurse training in 2012 and spent  5 years working on an acute ward for stroke and neurology patients.

I started at the practice in September 2016, being new to practice nursing I am currently studying to develop my skills and knowledge.

Fiona Steele (f)


I qualified in 1991 in Glasgow. I then came to work in Killingbeck before St James's. I have work as a Practice Nurse for 8 years. I have special interests in Diabetes care and chronic disease management.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Alison Tate (f)

tateI joined the Practice in 2004 as a fully qualified Healthcare Assistant, and undertake many varied tasks within my role.

Tracey Pickford (f)

PickfordI began working at the Practice in 2003 as a Receptionist. I then went on to qualify as a Phlebotomist in 2010 and as a Primary Healthcare Assistant in 2013.

Kim Wilson (f)

kumMy background is in Nursing and Midwifery, qualifying in 1987 as a Midwife. I worked at St James's until 2010 and then volunteered in the community.  I joined the practice in 2016 and am happy to be experiencing primary care in a community setting.

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