Nurse Bignell trained at Southampton General Hospital and graduated in 1984. She has been a practice nurse for 26 years. She joined Testvale Surgery in November 1996. She is particularly interested in management and treatment of COPD and asthma respiratory diseases.
In her spare time, Nurse Bignell looks after her grandchildren and enjoys dancing and particularly the mo-jive, walking, gardening and painting.
They run several specialist clinics for:
- Asthma / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management & monitoring.
- Cardio-vascular / coronary heart disease screening / monitoring.
- Diabetes care.
- Travel vaccinations.
- Well woman including cervical cytology / contraceptive advice.
- Health advice, minor injuries, dressings, audiometry, removal of sutures, injections, ECGs, ear syringing, etc.
The nurse practitioner / practice nurse can deal with minor injuries though a doctor may not always be on the premises. In such cases you may have to wait or, if the injuries are assessed to be more than the surgery is equipped to deal with, you will be referred to a local Minor Injuries or Accident & Emergency department, as applicable.