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Nurse Practitioners

Sister Sam Stewart (f)
Nurse Practitioner Diploma, BSc Health Studies
Sister Joanna Evans (f)
RGN, BSc, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Diploma

At Cantilupe surgery we have two very highly trained and experienced nurse Consultants.  Both of our nurse Consultants have trained as nurse practitioners and taken their level of expertise and training to a further level.  They act independently and are able to prescribe all the usual medications, arrange investigations and refer patients.  They both see patients in the walk in clinic.

They are also  able to  take a share in the doctor's on call rota for emergencies between 8am and 6pm.

In addition they both have particular areas of special interest and expertise:

Sister Sam Stewart

  • Diabetes Renal (kidney) disease
  • Rheumatology (joint & soft tissue inflammatory disease - including skills in joint injections)
  • Respiratory disease (including asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Sister Joanna Evans

  • Cardiovascular disease (including coronary disease, angina and arterial disease)
  • Dermatology (skin problems)
  • Contraception (including fitting of implants and coils)


Our nurses can be seen by appointment Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. The nurses can help with the following:
Immunisation and vaccinations, dressings, removal of stitches, holiday immunisations and advice, cervical smears, contraception, dietary advice, ear syringing, taking blood specimens, referrals to the LIFT Programme.

As well as the above general nursing services our practice nurses have advanced training in the following areas and are happy to consult on these topics.
Sister Sarah Lindley (f)
Sister Tracey Teague (f)
Sister Alex Perry (f)


Healthcare Assistants

Ms Joanne Baker (f)
Mrs Di Roberts (f)

Our healthcare assistants work closely with  the nurse practitioners, practice nurses and doctors in the practice by performing the following tasks:-

Taking blood


Blood Pressure Monitoring

Spirometry (Lung Function Test)

Smoking Cessation

Dietary Advice

Flu & Pneumonia Jabs



Mrs. Joanne Baker, works Monday to Friday with appointments from 8.40 until the afternoon and is based at Cantilupe Surgery.

Mrs. Di Roberts is based at Hampton Dene Surgery and works from 8.50am until 11am Monday to Friday

We do ask that you seek a GP or nurse Practitioner advice before asking her to take blood, perform an ECG or spirometry, feel free to refer yourself for dietary or smoking cessation advice, or to have your blood pressure checked.

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