Health Care Assistants

  • The unsung heroes of primary care, these clinicians are the foundations for health screening / prevention. So much more than Assistants

  • Skills Include:

  • Blood taking

  • Near patient testing for warfarin dosing.

  • Spirometry (breathing tests)

  • Urinalysis

  • New patient screens

  • Risk assessment for heart disease / stroke.

  • Wound management

  • Notes summarisation

  • Medicines Management

  • Wound Care

  • Blood pressure checks

  • Immunisation.

  • Disability mental health checks.

Claire Toole

Health Care Assistant

Christine Edwards

Health Care Assistant

Christine is our longest serving health care assistant living most of her life in Skelmersdale and started working for Beacon Primary care in 2001.Christine has a great deal of experience and knowledge. Christine assists and organises our minor surgery service and delivers a wide range of services including phlebotomy, chronic disease clinics, new patient checks and learning disability assessments.

Katrina Cox

Health Care Assistant

Katrina has expertise in many areas including anticoagulant monitoring, proactive care planning and delivering practice based clinics including phlebotomy and chronic disease management clinics.

Jennifer Tinsley

Health Care Assistant

Jen is an enthusiastic member of the health care assistant team working within the anticoagulant service participating in home visits as well as delivering care within the practice including phlebotomy, chronic disease clinics, new patient checks and cardiovascular disease assessment.

Michaela Norton

Health Care Assistant

Michaela has many years of experience, working in primary care and her role includes phlebotomy, chronic disease clinics, new patient checks and cardiovascular disease assessments.

Elizabeth Pointon

Health Care Assistant

Liz is a well regarded by the patients she cares for and works exclusively at our North Meols sites. Liz has a wide range of skills including chronic disease management, phlebotomy, anticoagulant monitoring and medicines management.