Drury Street, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3EZTel: (01526) 320522
I trained at University College Medical School in London and qualified in 1993, being awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS.
My early career was spent gaining experience and knowledge in specialities at London hospitals such as the Royal Free and St. Bartholomews. Initially I trained as a surgeon for several years .At this time I developed an interest in orthopaedics and sports injuries.
Extensive training and experience in A&E medicine allowed me to gain a broad knowledge base and ability to confidently manage medical emergencies in hospitals and in the community.
During my general practice training, I was fortunate enough to gain experience in dermatology; genito- urinary medicine; obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics and psychiatry, culminating in my final year on the Cambridge GP Vocational Training Scheme (Addenbrookes Hospital).
During my career, I have gained further specialist qualifications in family planning and currently hold the DFFP (Diploma in the Faculty of Family Planning) and the DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology). In addition, I also hold the MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (England).
I have worked at many practices in the Lincoln and Grantham areas until I became a partner at Church Walk Surgery in April 2011.
I qualifed as a Registered General Nurse in 1992 and worked mainly in acute medicine until joining the Royal Air Force in 1993. During my time in the RAF, I worked in acute medicine, coronary care and oncology before moving into primary care in 1995. I continued to work in various RAF Medical Centres, including overseas in Gibraltar until 2007 and during this time I gained several post graduate qualifications including asthma and allergy management, family planning, coronary heart disease management, aeromedical evacuation and gained the title of specialist practitioner in primary care. In 2005 I also qualified as an independant nurse prescriber. In 2008 I was awared a BSc hons degree from City University London. In 2016 I was awarded MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.
I have worked at Church Walk Surgery since 2007 and my current role as Nurse Consultant involved dealing with acute illnesses, management of chronic diseases and I also have a special interest in women's health.
Specialist Practice Nurse
I completed my nurse training at Sir Gordon Roberts school of Nursing in Northampton and qualified as an RGN in 1995, following whichI worked in General Surgery at Kettering General Hospital.In 1997 I moved to Germany and worked for the British Army in general practice, obtaining a diploma in Asthma management in 1998.
After moving back to the UK I continued working in General Practice in both military and civilian medical centres, during which time I further trained to obtain diplomas, in Diabetic management, Coronary Care and Heart disease (2004) and COPD management (2010).
Additionally, in 2009 I completed an honours degree in health studies with a Specialist Award in General Practice at Bangor University.
My current role involves a special interest in care of diabetic patients,cervical cytology (smears) ,childhood immunisations , along with running the Travel clinics and all general practice nursing duties.
After leaving school and college, I went straight into my nurse training through the University of Nottingham and qualified in 2014, I have worked in primary care since. My current role includes; cervical smears, wound management, childhood immunisation, health checks, ear irrigation, travel health, contraception, hormone therapy and I have just gained a Diploma in Asthma. I also manage patients on the hospital avoidance care plan.
Our receptionist / dispensers provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. They make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, dispensing your medication and dealing with prescription enquiries.
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