Beacon Primary Care Nurses

Primary Care Nursing requires fast thinking, the ability to consider multiple conditions in a short space of time, flexibility and the ability to work across a diverse team. Beacon has a diverse team of Primary Care nurses that who work together to better the practice and their own development. The team has an ethos of sharing and we take appraisal and peer review seriously. We are proud of the generalist and specialist skills that have changed the lives of so many patients.

​Our Nursing team is listed below in order of length of service.

Rebecca Settle

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
General Nursing, Prescriber, Chronic disease management

Rebecca holds a first-class BSc (hons) in Nursing from Manchester Metropolitan University, with additional MSc modules some of which include Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics, Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Leadership. As an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner with specialised training and experience in acute and chronic disease management, Rebecca has developed a particular interest in Heart Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease and Liver Disease.

Rebecca’s comprehensive approach includes patient education, preventative care and personalised treatment plans, all aimed at managing complex health conditions effectively.

She is committed to delivering high quality, compassionate care and is continuously advancing her knowledge through continued professional development and self-directed learning to better serve her patients and provide evidence-based treatment.


Lisa Coombes

Anticoagulation, Primary Care Nursing

Lisa is a practice nurse working mainly in our anticoagulant service. Lisa not only runs clinics in surgeries, she plans and carries out home visits and undertakes annual reviews and quality control testing.

Amy Meredith

Practice Nurse


Lesley Grundy

Minor Surgery

Lesley has a background in minor surgery, she teaches at Salford and delivers excellent minor surgery for Beacon.

Beth Foster


Beth is our practice nurse who leads on our clinical indicators for chronic disease management to ensure all patients receive an adequate annual health review.  Beth has undertaken courses in respiratory conditions, advanced diabetes and vaccinations and is also a qualified smear taker.  Beth works from Milton House at Edge Hill University on a Monday afternoon providing a sexual health service for Edge Hill Students.

Joseph Sheridan

Practice Nurse

Joe qualified with a first-class honours BSc in adult nursing. Joe is one of our Practice Nurses that is involved in overseeing the management of our clinical indicators and targets. Joe has a special interest in diabetic care whilst also engaging in all aspects of chronic disease management. Joe is currently training to become a prescriber which he will complete this year. Joe is currently the lead nurse for Skelmersdale primary care network. 

Diane Chapman

Baby immunisation nurse

Diane Jennings

Baby immunisation nurse

Diane is one of the practice immunisation nurses. She has worked with children and young people as a paediatric nurse and health visitor for over 25 years. Health promotion and prevention are her passion. 

Rachel Foley

Practice Nurse

Rachel is a Registered Nurse with a BSc (first class honours) in the Adult Nursing field. Rachel has also undertaken extensive further training to specialise in a wide range of conditions relevant to General Practice. Prior to Rachel’s Nursing career, she has a background in Education, holding a BA (first class honours) in Secondary Education with QTS. Rachel’s passion for both Nursing and Teaching ensures that patients are well informed of how to manage their heath conditions – striving for positive outcomes and working together to reach shared care decisions. 

Gail Thomas

Practice Nurse

Maxine Callaghan

Advanced Nurse Practitioner