Nurse Practitioners

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 EG

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

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.

Specialist Nurses

Mrs Anastasia Phelan

Practice Nurse Locum

APAnastasia's special interests include

woman's health issues


treatment and management of asthma





Mrs Fiona Stanley

Practice Nurse

FSFiona 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 is also the Practice Lead for immunisations.

Fiona sees patients for a broad range of conditions  

Cervical Cytology

Immunisations and vaccinations for babies, children and adults

Minor illness and Minor injury




Lizzie Livingston

Practice Nurse

Lizzie joined the team in 2020

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

Health 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


Georgie joined the Acorn Surgery team in 2020.


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