The Practice Nurses
Linda Weeks RGN
Linda works at all the surgery sites at various times in the week, but mostly at Godshill. She is very experienced in monitoring asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive airways disease), coronary heart disease and diabetes, and smear taking, as well as the general routine nursing duties.
Cathryn Richards RGN
Cathryn joined the practice in 2005 and works part time at all the surgery sites. She is an experienced registered general nurse and carries out general nursing tasks. She has recently started working at Godshill on a Monday afternoon. She also undertakes CHD and diabetes clinics, and is happy to give support and advice, and is happy to give support and advice for those wishing to lose weight.
Kate Gilliam RGN
Kate joined the practice in 2012 and works across all 3 sites. She is an experienced general nurse and can provide nursing services including dressings, smears, blood tests, minor injuries & ear irrigation. Kate has completed diplomas in hypertension and asthma. In 2014 she began studying at Southampton University in order to develop her role and has has now qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). The modules that she has completed are; history taking, diagnosis, and prescribing medications. As part of her role as an ANP Kate is able to diagnose and prescribe medication. She continues her programme of study.
Beverly Capon RGN
Beverly joined the practice in 2013 and works part time mainly at Brighstone. She is an experienced, registered general nurse and although she is new to working in practice, she undertakes CHD, hypertension and stroke clinics.
She also carries out general nursing duties such as ear irrigation, blood tests and childhood immunisations and ECG’s.
Wendy joined the Practice in April 2015. She is an experienced Practice Nurse who will be working mainly at the Niton site. She has experience in respiratory conditions such as COPD and Asthma. Wendy carries out general duties including dressings, cervical smears, blood tests, liquid nitrogen, as well as offering clinics for travel, CHD, hypertension and anti-coagulation monitoring.
Health Care Assistant - Sasha Basford
Sasha became our Health Care Assistant in 2015. Her role includes taking blood tests, seeing new patients for Registration Health Checks, undertaking NHS 40-74 and Over 75 Health Checks. Sasha also acts as a link to other service agencies helping with the Over 75 population age group.
Other Practice Staff
||Rebecca Lloyd, Carole Pike, Ruth Carroll, Sarah Quigley, Jodie Lacey and Sarah Salt
||Kay Whittaker, Annie Ratsey-Woodroffe, Natalie Chainey, Diana Fisher, Laura Thompson, Lindsey Sothcott & Julie Noble
The health visitors are employed by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to care for young children in the practice. They are registered general nurses who have spent a further year training to help you and your family stay healthy and are available to offer help and advice. There are clinics for infant welfare and child development at all our surgeries on a regular basis and the health visitors may be contacted via any of our surgeries.
The midwife, with the GP and the obstetrician, looks after patients both before and after the birth of their baby, and cares for the baby for the first 10 days of life.
When pregnancy has been confirmed by the doctor, the patient is referred to the midwife for continuing care throughout. She will give information on how to contact her at any time.
Mental Health Worker
The CCG provides the services of the Primary Care Mental Health Team in the practice on a regular basis and patients may contact the team after discussion and advice from the GP. A leaflet will be given explaining their role and giving instructions on how to make an appointment with a mental health worker.
Physiotherapy is used for the treatment of most forms of pain, rehabilitation after injury or surgery, and advice on and re-education of posture. The physiotherapist can use many different treatments, which include mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture, ultrasound, interferential and exercises. Physiotherapy services are available to our patients at St Mary's Hospital and, at certain times, in the practice. Patients must be referred by the GP.
A district or community nurse is a registered general nurse with a minimum of two years' experience as a qualified nurse and with a further year’s specialised training in community nursing. The team offers a 365 day service between 8.30am and 5.30pm to all age groups if there is difficulty in attending the surgery. Care is offered to the acutely ill, the long-term sick and people who wish to die at home. District nurses offer wound care, leg ulcer treatment, injections, advice on continence, diet and general health issues. Other aspects of the district nurse’s role involve teaching (patients, carers and staff), liaison with other health care professionals such as the Community Matron, referral to other agencies, and advocacy. You can contact a district nurse via any of our surgeries.
The Practice is approved by the Wessex Regional Post Graduate Medical Education Committee as a training practice for Doctors intending to become General Practitioners. These Doctors are fully qualified and we hope you will treat them as one of the team.
Medical students visit the practice from time to time. It would be appreciated if patients would consent to being seen by a student occasionally. As part of the training process, you may be asked whether you are happy for your consultation to be video-recorded. This is of great benefit to the doctor and the person being trained, but you are of course at liberty to decline if you wish.