Our Healthcare Assistants, Linzi White & Kathryn Gallagher have worked with us for around 10 years. Both Linzi and Kathryn began their time with us as receptionists but when our previous healthcare assistant moved to a hospital based role, we took advantage of Linzi’s previous nursing experience and Kathryn’s willingness to train into the role. They both hold the Care Certificate. They hold daily clinics providing BP checks a couple of afternoons per week and also joint BP and blood test appointments in the morning, where necessary including diabetic foot checks, too. They assist the nurses in helping patients who wish to give up smoking. They are also qualified to provide NHS healthcheck screening for patients aged 40 – 74 who may be at risk of developing heart or stroke disease. Both Linzi and Kathryn love their clinical work and are very popular with all our patients.