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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Nurse Practitioner

Yvonne McPhail (f)

QN RGN RSCN RHV BSc (hons) MBA PGDip ANP - Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner (London)

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a qualified Registered General Nurse who has undertaken additional training and Masters level education in diagnosis and treatment. These advanced skills enable the ANP/NP to function in a very similar way to GPs in diagnosis, treatment and referral. All have a licence to prescribe.


Caroline Doran (f)


Michelle Newton (f)


Nasima Shah (f)

RGN Bsc (Hons)

An Advanced Nurse/Advanced Practice Nurse is a qualified Registered General Nurse usually with a practice nurse background with additional clinical skills. He/she can diagnose and treat minor illnesses and can identify and refer if necessary any patient with a potential major illness. This is a degree level qualification. Some have undertaken training and education in prescribing and have a licence to prescribe medicines.

A Practice Nurse is a qualified Registered General Nurse with additional qualifications and skills in all aspects of family health, public health, health promotion, travel health and sexual health. They are expert in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Healthcare Assistants

Maria Burton
Jade Gill

A Healthcare Assistant is a person who has been trained to work with and assist the clinicians in all aspects of patient care. They have been trained to undertake an array of procedures, such as taking blood samples, and provide healthcare services, such as smoking cessation.

Some have studied and gained a Healthcare NVQ. Their work is supervised and the clinicians are accountable for the work delegated to the Healthcare Assistant.

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