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Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

We have seven Practice nurses who cover routine appointments for the following:

Dressing and wound care

Immunisations and vaccinations


Travel (please remember to book well in advance as we only have a limited number of appointments)

Some of our nurses also specialise in the following:

Baby and child immunisation

Cervical cytology and well-woman screening

Diabetes care

Cardiac disease monitoring

Asthma monitoring

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) monitoring

Lead Nurse Wistaria

Bronwen Bridges leads our current team at Wistaria and her specialties include diabetes and cardiac clinic reviews along with immunisation of our new babies and young children.  She qualified as a registered nurse from St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing (London) in 1983 and joined Wistaria Surgery in 2001.


In 2007 Bronwen completed a Post-registration Diploma of Nursing Studies at the University of Southampton and became lead nurse at Wistaria in 2012.


Bronwen works closely with Sian Davies and the Practice Manager so we ensure the best use of the nursing team and cover new areas of work when comissioned by NHS England. When not at work she enjoys reading, walking and spending time with friends and family.  Bronwen also has an interest in natural history.

Lead Nurse Milford

Sian Davies qualified as a registered nurse from Southampton University in 2007.  She worked closely with Wistaria and Milford Surgeries as a district nurse, before joining the practice nursing team in 2014, based at Wistaria Surgery.  She then took on the role as lead nurse at Milford Medical Centre in November 2015. 


Sian has an interest in tissue viability and you may see her when attending your cardiac and respiratory reviews or bringing your babies in for their routine immunisations. Sian lives in Milford and is kept busy outside of work by her three young boys.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as New patient checks, NHS Healthchecks and blood pressure measurement. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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