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Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Lynne Burrows

Practice Nurse

Lynne qualified as a nurse in 1982, she served in the PMRAFNS for 8 years, after leaving the RAF she worked in secondary care mainly in A&E, Intensive care and Operating Theatre. Lynne has been a practice nurse for 15 years, she is a clinical nurse specialist in contraception and sexual health, respiratory medicine and travel. Lynne has a broad range of experience including minor Illness and minor Injury. Lynne visits the local nursing home weekly and has a special interest in safeguarding.

Miss Yvonne Burns

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Yvonne Burns is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Surgery, where her main role is daily telephone triage and face to face consultations with patients and their families, for a range of conditions.  

Yvonne has been a Nurse Practitioner for sixteen years, working mainly in the Emergency Departments. She also has a background in acute ENT, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery, and continues to utilise these skills whilst working at the Acorn Surgery.

In a past life, Yvonne was a Lecture Practitioner for post graduate students at London’s Kings College University, London. She continues to lecture on a locum basis.

Yvonne is keen, semi-competent sailor and an avid animal lover. She enjoys travel  and is a history buff.

Ms Ellie Gyngell

Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Eleanor has been a nurse coming up to 25 years. She has worked in a multitude of settings including intensive care, theatres, and primary care. She has 10 years experience in secure environment medicine and has developed knowledge and experience in substance misuse, mental health and acute & chronic disease management. Her main clinical interests are in elderly care and dementia and palliative care.

Independent prescriber

Minor illness training

Asthma diploma

RCGP2 Substance misuse

Mr Kevin Pollard

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Locum

Specialist Nurses

Mrs Anastasia Phelan

Practice Nurse Locum

Anastasia's special interests include woman's health issues and contraception, and the treatment and management of asthma and COPD.



Mrs Fiona Stanley

Practice Nurse

Fiona joined Acorn Surgery in 2016.  She previously had a long career in hospital nursing.  Fiona had extensive experience as a senior A/E nurse before becoming a Practice Nurse. 

Fiona sees patients for a broad range of conditions  

  •  Cervical Cytology
  •  Immunisations and vaccinations for babies, children and adults
  •  Minor illness
  •  Minor injury
  •  Phlebotomy
  •  Dressings

 Fiona is the Practice Lead for immunisations.

Lizzie Livingstone

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Beverley Thwaites


Assistant Practitioner

Bev Joined the Acorn Surgery in August 2012, she has over 15 yrs experience working as a HCA, with 8 ½ yrs spent on a cardio-thoracic ward at Papworth Hospital.

Bev has now completed her Foundation Degree in Health & Social care.

She carries out a range of duties including :

  • Phlebotomy
  • ECGs
  • Wound care
  • Spirometry
  • Ear irrigation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Blood Pressure testing
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Assists with the Vasectomy Clinic.
Mrs Leni Read

LeniHealth Care Assistant

Leni joined the Acorn Surgery in December 2015.

She has 12 years’ experience in various fields, one of which being Medical Intensive Care.

Some of her duties include:

  • Annual reviews
  • ECG
  • Wound care
  • Ear irrigation
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Flu injections
  • NHS Checks
  • Assist with vasectomy and minor ops.


Miss Georgie Pattison

Trainee phlebotomist

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