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Nurse Practitioners

Richard Broad

Richard works as a nurse practitioner which involves the assessment, identification and treatment of undifferentiated illnesses. This could also involve referral tests and opinions from other healthcare professionals. He also works as Clinical Services Manager, managing and leading all the non medical clinical staff, and the delivery of services to the local population.

Pippa Bastable
Martin Giebner (m)
Carolyn Overton
Gemma Rees (f)
Louise Stenner

Nurse Practitioners are experienced registered nurses who have undertaken a specific course of study at degree level or above. They work side by side with GPs and can carry out: physical examination, making a diagnosis, requesting tests, arranging treatment including prescriptions and referring on to specialists if needed. They will discuss your case with a doctor or arrange for a doctor to see you if they need assistance in managing your problem.  Nurse Practitioners do not provide cryotherapy (freezing warts), travel health information or immunisations, and do not routinely change dressings or perform blood tests.  They are also unable to sign a fit note.


Appointments with a Practice Nurse for dressings, injections, removal of sutures, travel health service, immunisations and routine cervical smears can be made by telephoning

  • For Abbey View on 01747 856700 Option 2
  • For Sturminster Newton /Marnhull call 01258 474500     

The nurses also run clinics for Asthma, COPD (respiratory problems) Diabetes, and Healthy Heart. These appointments can be made by contacting the Nurse Secretary on 01747 856708 (Abbey View) or reception for Sturminster Newton and Marnhull on 01258 474500.  We are a training practice for practice nurses and a community placement for student nurses.

Healthcare Assistants

Appointments with the HCA for blood tests, blood pressure checks and new patient registration checks can be made by telephoning reception.  Appointments for blood pressure home monitoring and the 24 hour blood pressure machine can be made by contacting the Nurse Secretary on 01747 856708 for Abbey View or reception for Sturminster Newton and Marnhull on 01258 474500.

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