Health Care Assistants
Melinda Forbes – Female
Melinda joined the practice in 2012, and has 12 years experience as an HCA. She works in the treatment room; dealing with with wound care, ECGs, phlebotomy, NHS health checks, blood pressure, and flu vaccinations. Melinda also assists with minor operations, and supports our family planning clinic.
Charlotte Jones – Female
Charlotte joined the surgery in March 2011, she works in the treatment room providing wound care, ECGs, phlebotomy and blood pressure checks. Also works in health promotion clinics offering weight management, health checks, new patient checks and smoking cessation. Charlotte is also involved in diabetes, chest management and hypertension clinics. Special interest in wound care, smoking cessation and hypertension.
Anna Mierlak – Female
Anna is a valued member of the HCA Team.
Leanne Holden – Female
Joining Lion Health in March 2017, Leanne has been a healthcare assistant for 10 years; working with acute illness and helping manage chronic long term conditions in various healthcare settings. Main role is assisting with long term conditions, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and COPD clinics, she also works within our treatment room offering ear irrigation, ECG’s, wound management and blood pressure monitoring advice. Her main interest is family planning and women’s health.
Erin Cartwright – Female
Erin has recently joined Lion Health following the merge with Norton practice, and is a valued member of the HCA Team, with an interest in respiratory medicine.
Heather joined Lion Health in May 2021 after working at Russell’s Hall Hospital for 10 years as a clinical/maternity support worker mainly working in Antenatal clinic. Her job roles are assisting in the treatment room with blood pressure, ECG’s, wound management, Vaccines, urinalysis and assisting in family planning and minor ops. Other main duties are assisting clinicians in Long term conditions including Asthma, Hypertension and Diabetes.
After 25 years in retail, Rachel joined the Lion Health reception team in 2017 and qualified as a Health Care Assistant in 2020. Her main responsibilities are NHS Heath Checks and she has a special interest in Mental Health.