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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Andrea Atkins (f)

Andrea AtkinsNurse Practitioner Andrea joined the Practice in 2004. She is an RGN and RSCN with a special interest in trauma. After qualifying in Swansea in 1989 she moved to Nottingham where she worked in a Children's hospital and then to Poole A&E Dept.

Since joining the Practice she has undergone further study in Bournemouth University and is now a qualified ANP with an independent and supplementary prescribing qualification. This enables her to assess, diagnose and treat patients with minor ailments and illnesses.

In her spare time (which she says is not enough) she loves to listen to music, read and play the piano as well as spending time with her family.

Nurses

Both surgeries have attached practice nurses, full and part time. They normally see patients by appointment, but will consider a 'sit and wait' basis if circumstances permit. The nurses carry out general nursing services including ear syringing, stitch removal, ECGs, taking blood samples, dressings and wound care, treatment of minor accidents, verruca and wart treatments. Holiday vaccinations and advice are available - please contact the surgery at least two months beforehand.

A variety of routine health screening services is offered:

  • Diabetic/asthma management
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cervical smear tests
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Weight reduction monitoring
  • Family planning advice
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Well person/new patient/over 75s health checks
Sister Maureen Fletcher (f)

Mo FletcherNurse Fletcher trained as a nurse in Salisbury District Hospital, qualifing in 1993 and has worked in various nursing roles, including acute spinal injuries, theatres, general surgery, intensive care & coronarycare prior to becoming a Practice Nurse in 2008.

She is the diabetic lead for the practice, and also supports othe long term conditions including Asthma, COPD, CVD, and leg ulcers. This is in addition to other Practice Nursing roles which include travel immunisation, cervical cytology etc.

 

 

Sarah Alva (f)

Sarah AlvaSarah has been qualified as a Nurse for 9 years. She joined the Practice in 2017 as a Practice Nurse and has been building on her skills ever since.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoys seeing new sights and keeping fit.

Maura Seth (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Lisa Wooller (f)

Lisa WoollerLisa started work at the Surgery in October 2015. She previously worked at Forest Holme Hospice for 8 years, where she gained experience in all aspects of care work.

Lisa's job role includes phlebotomy, wound care, Vitamin B12 and Pneumococcal injections, NHS Health Checks and blood pressure checks. She is currently working towards being competant in ear irrigation and aims to train in other areas.

In Lisa's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, whether it be at the beach or over a nice meal.

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