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Nurse Practitioners

Lucy Blamire (f)

BSc Nurse Practitioner

Lucy joined the practice in 2002 as a practice nurse, having worked in predominantly emergency care settings at St. Marys and QAH. She completed diplomas in Diabetes and Heart Disease, leading to promotion as a Nurse Practitioner in 2012. She went onto to complete a BSc in Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and followed this by becoming an independent nurse prescriber in 2015. She predominately works at Cosham Surgery.

Tina Caizley (f)

Tina has worked for the practice since October 2016 after working at Queen Alexander Hospital for the past 13 years, during that time she has worked as a senior sister on the medical assessment unit and ambulatory clinic as a nurse specialist. She is currently working towards her master‘s in nurse practitioning.

Katie Etherington (f)

Katie qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2000 on completion of her BA in Adult nursing subsequently she then spent 8 years working in Intensive Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital. In 2009 her carer direction changed as an opportunity to train to be an Advance Nurse Practitioner in General practice arose. She completed her MSc in Advanced Practice in 2013 and since then she has worked in General Practice in Swindon, Havant and now Crookhorn she has a special interest in acute/urgent care and research.

Nicola Kirkland (f)

BSc Nurse Practitioner

Nicola qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 working predominantly in Accident and emergency as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Practice in 2002 as a Nurse Practitioner. She completed her BSC in Nurse Practitioner in 2004 and followed by becoming an independent Nurse Prescriber in 2009.

Maria Mills (f)

Nurse Practitioner

Maria Mills has spent the past 30 years working in Portsmouth, the last 15 years being spent as a senior sister / nurse practitioner within the emergency department. She has a special interest in cardiology. Out of work she spends time with the grandchildren or in France.

Dawn Muir (f)

Dawn joined the practice in 2016 as a nurse practitioner. She is the Nurse Manager at Portsdown Group Practice , having worked previously as a senior Nurse Practitioner in a Walk in Centre and as an Emergency Specialist Nurse in the Royal Navy for 22 years. She completed a BSC (HONS) in Emergency Specialist Practice in 2008 and then in 2015 studied Masters level in diagnostic and assessment and Independent Nurse Prescribing

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Malcolm Silvester (m)

Paramedic Specialist Practitioner

Profile coming soon

Angela Southam (f)

Nurse Practitioner

Angela qualified as a SEN (State Enrolled Nurse) in 1986 then as an RGN (Registered General Nurse) in 1998 with over 30yrs experience in nursing predominantly in care of the elderly, for the last 10 years she managed an end of life / continuing care NHS unit in the community. Angela qualified as an independent nurse prescriber in 2012 and joined the practice as a nurse practitioner in May 2015 she predominately works at the Cosham Surgery.

Suzanne Ward (f)

Profile coming soon

Our Nurse Practitioners work very closely with the Duty Doctor. They are qualified to Degree Level and provide outstanding levels of care in our duty clinics and across the practice in general.

Simone Foster (f)


Qualified in 1998 and worked as a Senior Sister in an outer London A&E before travelling overseas to Australia for 3 years, during this time worked both within a large trauma centre/A&E and cosmetic surgery before returning to the UK to become a Nurse Practitioner in the Minor Injuries Unit at St Mary’s Hospital for 11 years. In 2008 completed Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment at Brighton University followed by becoming an Independent and Supplementary prescriber in 2013. Predominately working at Kingston Crescent and Somerstown.

Nurses

We have several Practice Nurses who see patients on an appointment system from Monday to Friday. They work closely with the Doctors and are able to advise on various health problems. As well as performing general nursing duties such as changing dressings, removing stitches and ear syringing, they also run specialist clinics for those with asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Further clinics are planned including family planning and HRT clinics. They also carry out adult and child immunisations, cervical smears and give advice on travel-related health issues. An appointment can be made via the receptionists.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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