We have three nurses working in the surgery. They are able to help with many problems e.g. dressings, minor injuries, minor illness, skin problems, cervical smears, contraception and travel advice as well as running the clinics for chronic disease eg. diabetes, asthma and COPD.
Tamsin Smith, Practice Nurse Team Lead
I have been a Practice Nurse at Wigton since 2017 and I was Wigton’s first student nurse! I am currently studying to be an Independent Nurse Prescriber and have particular interests in contraception, sexual health and respiratory services. I have quite recently moved to Wigton with my family and I enjoy horse riding and rugby in my spare time.
Lynsey Rumney, Practice Nurse
I grew up not far from Wigton and attended sixth form here while studying my A levels. I then achieved my Nursing degree at the University of Cumbria after having completed placements in different settings across the county – including here at Wigton Group Medical Practice. After qualifying as a nurse I spent a few months working on the Trauma & Orthopaedic ward at the Cumberland Infirmary prior to taking up my trainee Practice Nurse role here in December 2019. I knew this was the place for me after completing my Student Nurse placement in 2018/19 so I was excited when I was offered the job! I love working with the team and patients here at WGMP and look forward to continuing my career here.
Helen Mattinson, Practice Nurse
I studied nursing in Manchester and moved back to Carlisle to finish my final year of study following the birth of my first son. I qualified in 2011 at the University of Cumbria where I gained a full time job on CCU and The Heart Centre caring for cardiac patients. I then spent 4 and a half years in Carlisle in a GP practice working as a practice nurse where I gained a vast amount of experience and skills which I can transfer into my job at Wigton. In my job I enjoy health promotion and health education and I find diabetes care very interesting and hope to develop my skills further within the team at Wigton. At home I am a mum to 3 boys and spend most of my weekends on the side line of a football field or exploring the lakes. I am really grateful to be part of the team here at Wigton and look forward to progressing in my career here.