We have four nurses working in the surgery. They are able to help with many problems e.g. dressings, minor injuries, cervical smears, contraception and travel advice as well as running the clinics for chronic disease eg. diabetes, asthma and COPD, vascular disease, skin problems and minor illness.
Gwen Watson, Practice Nurse
I am from Lancashire but trained in Newcastle and then travelled to Oswestry and finally settled in Cumbria. I am married to a farmer and I have been a practice nurse at Wigton surgery since 1990.
Louise Twentyman, Practice Nurse
I have recently returned to Wigton, having spent 13 years working in and around Newcastle as a Community Nurse, after completing my nurse training. My experience and interest have always centred around the wound and cardiac care. I am looking forward to being a full-time Cumbrian again.
Rachel Davenport, Practice Nurse
I started my nurse training in Carlisle in 1993, after qualifying I stayed there for almost 20 years working mainly in cardiology. I joined this surgery in November 2015 and am enjoying all aspects of my new role. I have a busy life in Thursby with my husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and 3 cats and love spending time with my family and friends.
Susan Hardon, Practice Nurse
I am originally from Wigton but moved to Newcastle to begin my nurse training. I then went on to work at the Freeman Hospital Cardiothoracic Unit for 4 years. I have since moved back to Wigton in 2009 when I joined the team at this surgery to work as a practice nurse.