Nursing Team

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are autonomous in making decisions based on assessment, diagnosis and interpretation of test results. ANPs are able to independently prescribe appropriate medication, evaluate or refer to other specialists if necessary

A practice nurse will be involved in almost every aspect of patient care and treatment, undertaking such tasks as: ·

  • Treating small injuries
  • Helping with minor operations done under local anaesthetic
  • Helping people manage long term conditions
  • Health screening
  • Family planning · Running vaccination programmes (e.g. against flu)
  • Running programmes to help people to stop smoking.

Healthcare assistants are an integral part of the team. They assist the GPs and practice nurse team in the service and delivery of the care management of the practice population. Tasks may include:

  • blood pressure management
  • venepuncture
  • recording ECGs and
  • health promotion such as smoking cessation

Jodie Nicholas - Independent Prescribing Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Partner

I am an RGN with 17 years’ experience. I have a background in critical care and cardio-thoracic surgical nursing. I have completed my Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice. I joined the Amman Tawe Partnership in 2016 where I have daily clinics. I have a special interest in female health and contraception.

Rhianydd Edwards - Welsh Speaker - Senior Nurse in Advance Planning for Palliative and Frail patients

I have been a nurse for 26 years having trained in Withybush General Hospital. I have worked in a wide variety of settings including intensive care, medical/ coronary care, surgery and the community. I spent 8 years working in Ty Bryngwyn specialist palliative care unit in Llanelli. I left Ty Bryngwyn in 2017 and was Senior Sister in Amman Valley Hospital until 2018 when I took up post in ATP as Senior Nurse in Advance Planning for Palliative and Frail patients. I was born and brought up in Brynaman and live there with my 3 daughters. I love walking and running having run 6 marathons and a 40 mile ultra marathon. I am a run leader for Clwb Rhedyg Y Mynydd Du and an avid fan of Parkrun.

Suzanne Grey - Welsh Speaker - Senior Practice Nurse & Chronic Conditions Nurse/Lifestyle Advocate

I did my Orthopaedic nurse training in Cardiff.. followed by Nurse General training in Westminster hospital London. After qualifying I was a Scrub nurse in Operating Theatres Neath General Hospital for some years. Then worked on Elderly care in Morriston Hospital. I have been a Practice Nurse with this Practice for over 27 years…. like part of the furniture! I enjoy the role of a practice nurse as it can change and does change daily. I have an interest in Diabetes. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my three Grandchildren and holidays in the sun

Cath Jones - Practice Nurse - chronic conditions & chest disease

After training to become a qualified nurse at Wrexham in 2003 I returned home to work as a staff nurse on a busy surgical/Urology ward at Morriston hospital for 11 years. During which time I completed my BSc in Nursing. I joined Amman Tawe Partnership in 2014 as a Practice Nurse. I have grown to have interests in Respiratory dieases – running Asthma/COPD/spirometry clinics (to which I am ARTP qualified) - and sexual health. I enjoy working within the Amman Tawe Partnership nursing team contributing to maintaining good health amongst our community. Outside work I am a busy mum of two young boys.

Helen Evans - Practice Nurse

I am an experienced Nurse of 13 years. 10 years working on ward 9 in Prince Phillip hospital, caring for patients who have suffered a stroke, or required rehabilitation. 3 years as a community nurse within the Aman Gwendraeth locality. I was brought up in lower Cwmtwrch.I have been living in Glanamman for the last 16 years with my partner and 2 children. My interests include spending time with my family and cooking.

Maria Thomas - Welsh Speaker - Minor Ailments Nurse

Jean Lloyd - Health Care Support Worker

Lynn Harries - Health Care Support Worker & Lifestyle Advocate

Lynn is originally from Yorkshire but has lived the last 30 or so years in Wales. She started as a receptionist working in Primary Care in a surgery in Ammanford and worked there for approximately 16 years – during that time she trained to be a phlebotomist and did this job as well as receptionist for some years. About 2006 Lynn decided to do the training to be a HCSW and has done this job for the last 12 years. Along the way Lynn also trained to be a Lifestyle Advocate. Lynn joined out team about three years ago and since then has added the skill of ear irrigation to her competencies. Lynn enjoys going on holiday with her family in their touring caravan when she has the chance and likes going to the cinema and reading as hobbies.

Hayley Williams - Welsh Speaker - Health Care Support Worker

I Joined ATP in March 2006 as a receptionist. I then decided to become a Health care support worker in 2015 and I never looked back. I am currently doing my level 4 HCSW course and I am also going to complete my Immunisation course later this year. I enjoy going on holidays with my family and friends. I love rugby which is a sport I used to play. I am proud to say I have completed the Cardiff half marathon in 2018 and am now training for the London Marathon for 2019!

Eleri Davey - Welsh Speaker - Physician Associate