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Nurses

Advanced Nurse Practitioner  - Jane Cherry

Jane joined the Practice in July 2015, she has over sixteen years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, has a Nurse Practitioner qualification, a Masters in Advanced practice and is an independent prescriber.

Jane is able to undertake a comprehensive and sophisticated physical assessment of patients with complex multiple healthcare needs and/or in crisis.  She is able to interpret the results of multiple different assessments and investigations, (blood tests, x-rays, scans) in order to make a diagnosis, and to plan and deliver care.  Her skills and experience mean she is able to confidently and competently make ethical, evidence based decisions and interventions.

Jane works independently but also as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  She works closely with the practice doctors and will often present patients with complex medical needs to them, so that they can discuss, plan and support appropriate patient management.  She is able to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet a patient’s health and social needs involving or referring on to other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.

Nurse Practitioner – Sarah Marshall

Sarah has been at the practice for 9 months now. She has completed and passed her Advanced history taking and assessment. She is undertaking the Frailty lead and introducing the new Dorset Care Plan to the surgery, as well as working on urgent triage 2 mornings a week.

Practice Nurses

There are two qualified Practice Nurses

In addition we have a Nurse Assistant, an HCA and a

Phlebotomist - Elise

Joined the practice in June 2012 having previously worked in the retail industry but changed to a domiciliary care role before joining the practice as a receptionist then trained as a Phlebotomist with other Health Care Assistant duties, now Elise is also coordinating the Tracker Service: that includes contacting elderly and vulnerable patients to suggest or give advice on relevant services that may assist in providing an appropriate level of supportive care.