Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, and carry out cervical smears.
Hayley Kirk (f)
Qualified as a RGN with a DipHE in 2005 where I worked on EAU dealing with both acute medical and surgical emergencies. BSc (Hons) completed in 2008 which included courses in diabetes care, preparation for Mentorship, advanced life support. Joined the specialist cardiac rehabilitation team in 2011 where I completed courses in heart failure management, nutrition in coronary care, BACPR physical activity and exercise course. Started with the practice in 2015 where I have participated in my cytology training, degree module in family planning/women’s health, Immunisations and travel health training, burns/wound care, ring pessary fits.
Kate Allen (f)
BA Hons from UEA. MSc Adult Nursing from University of Essex. Preparation for mentorship, ALS. Worked in coronary care before joining the practice nurse team in 2016.
Joanna Ling (f)
2005 qualified diploma HE adult nurse. BSC hons nursing studies 2009 including four modules, diabetes care, evidence based care dissertation, exploring professional practice and preparation for mentorship. 2015 advanced life support. Acute medical nurse from 2005-2014, Cardiac nurse in a percutaneous coronary intervention unit for 3yrs.
Charlene Day (f)
Qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Adult Nursing, after working as a Health Care Assistant at Ipswich Hospital for eight years. As well as three years experience triaging urgent out of hours patients for NHS 111 which both roles inspired me to start my nursing degree. I am now completing a further university course 'The Fundamentals of Practice Nursing' at Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford to compliment my new job role as a GP Practice Nurse
Sarah Short (f)
Mark Pears (m)
Began Nursing Career as a Nursing Auxilliary in 1985. Commenced Pupil Nurse training in 1986 and qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1988 – worked on Paediatrics and in a Community Hospital until 1992 when I commenced my conversion course to RGN – I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1993 – on qualifying I worked on a Urology Ward, moved back to the Community Hospital where I worked on the GP unit, Minor Injury unit and Discharge Assessment Team for Older People (joint Health and Social Care). From there I have worked with Rapid Response and also had an Educational Role supporting Community Hospital Staff and District Nurses. I moved into Practice Nursing in 2009, I joined Two Rivers in 2015.
Rebecca Mitchell (f)
Qualified as a Registered Nurse (adult) in 1996. Worked on a Day Care Unit, then St Marks Hospital for bowel disease. Moved into Practice Nursing in 2003. Moved to Suffolk in 2015 and worked with the 111 service, before moving back to Practice Nursing. Interests in chronic disease, particularly Diabetes, and travel health.