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We hope that all the staff at Sunny Meed endeavour to provide you with the best care and experience possible and as a practice recognise CQC priorities as being: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The surgery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and ALL staff have had a DBS check.


All practice nurses carry out a range of general surgery nursing duties. These include:

  • diabetes clinic
  • asthma clinic
  • coronary heart disease clinic
  • health information and advice including NHS health checks
  • helping all the doctors with minor surgery
  • cervical smears
  • dressing of wounds and removal of stitches
  • ear syringing currently not offered but microsuction referrals made to WCH
  • infant and adult immunisation
  • travel advice and vaccinations
  • family planning
  • well man/woman
  • INR monitoring (near patient testing)
  • smoking cessation
Sister Clare Fluker (f)

An experienced practice nurse undertaking all aspects of nursing care including chronic disease management.

Her specialist interests include diabetes and childhood and travel vaccinations. She is a smoking cessation counsellor and can provide advice and support for weight management.

Sister Samantha Stone (f)

An experienced practice nurse who undertakes all aspects of primary care nursing including chronic disease management.

Her specialist interests include INR monitoring,offering weekly clinics to patients for near-patient testing, and research studies. She is a smoking cessation counsellor and can offer support and advice for weight management.


Mrs Sue Carr (f)

An experienced nurse practitioner and has worked as a district nurse in the past, offering general nursing services including contraceptive implant insertions and removals at Sunny Meed.

She is available for blood tests and is also available on Monday evenings between 18:30 - 20:30 for treatment room services at Sunny Meed including new patient and NHS health checks, investigations eg. ECG and smoking cessation. She has also been involved in research at the practice.

Health Practitioners

Mrs Nipa Patel (f)

Nipa is a clinical pharmacist who can independently prescribe.

She has a specialist interest and is surgery lead for respiratory care (asthma and COPD), INR near patient monitoring and denosunab therapy (for osteoporosis). She runs medication review clinics and follows up patients with hypertension and coronary heart disease. She also guides practitioners at the surgery on local prescribing guidelines and policies.

Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Fridays at Sunny Meed for respiratory, coronary heart disease, INR monitoring and medication review clinics.

Mr Andrew Bawler (m)

Andy is a specialist paramedic with 17 years experience as a emergency care practitioner who undertakes all home visits and 'on the day' emergency clinics.

He is responsible for assessing and managing all patients (including babies and children) presenting to primary care.

He will lead resuscitation training for the surgery and service users as well as providing  training for the recognition and management of emergencies scenarios within the family. 

Healthcare Assistants

Holly (f)

A health care assistant with a degree in nutrition and offers: phlebotomy, smoking cessation counselling, new patient and NHS Health Checks and investigations eg  ECG, spirometry, INR testing. She is also able to fully support and counsel patients wishing to lose weight and advise on nutritional aspects of healthcare.

She is available every weekday in addition to Thursday evenings between 18:30 - 20:30 at Sunny Meed during 'extended hours'.

Sam Sparling (f)

A healthcare assistant who is able to undertake a number of treatment room procedures and investigations including: dressings, phlebotomy, ambulatory BP, flu vaccinations, ECG.

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