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Nurse Mandy Nesfield (f)

Mandy Nesfield qualified as a registered nurse from York University in 2003.  She spent 2 years working in a Stroke Unit, before moving to Shetland, with her family in 2005.  She has been based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital, on Ward 3 and Ronas Ward, until taking up the post as practice nurse in November 2012.


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.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Jolanda Jansen (f)

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

Jolanda worked as a health care assistant in the Netherlands for 15 years and is now running clinics on Wednesday mornings.

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