Health Care Assistants & Phlebotomists

Our Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) and Phlebotomists work under the supervision of our clinical team to provide care to patients needing a variety of physical tests and other aspects of care to support the management of long-term conditions.

This may include blood tests, ECG’s, 24-hour blood pressure monitors, injections for adults, simple wound care, spirometry, diabetic foot care and high risk drug monitoring, ear care, anticoagulation monitoring, smoking cessation etc.

Members of the team are:

Rosemary Brady

Rosemary joined the practice in April 2005 and prior to that she worked as an office manager for several years. She qualified as a phlebotomist in July 2008.

Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist

Chris Shaw

Chris joined us as an apprentice in 2014 and we offered him a permanent position once that was completed. He is also one of our Health Care Assistants and our smoking cessation advisor.

Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist

Victoria Hamerton

Victoria has worked in General Practice since 1998 and at Cuckoo Lane since 2002. She qualified as a phlebotomist in 2004 and currently works as our paediatric phlebotomist. Victoria is our practice IT lead and Assistant Practice Manager.

Paediatric Phlebotomist

Aziza Yaftaly

Aziza joined us as a volunteer to improve her english medical terminology. She has stayed on to offer us her phlebotomy skills.


Shahla Haidari

Shahla is currently working with us to also improve her english medical terminology. She is also helping with summarising records and HCA tasks.

Health Care Assistant