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Nurse Practitioners

Jane Strong

Jane Strong is an Advanced Care Practitioner.  

QN.MSC.ANP

Jane has worked at Seaside Medical Centre since 2016.  Jane has a background that is wide and varied, having experience in Stroke, A&E, General Medicine, Intermediate Care, District Integrative Care Service, OOH, Service Redesign and Commissioning, Trauma and Ambulatory Care.  Jane has a special interest in service redesign, minor injury, men's health and COPD.  Jane was awarded the Queens Nurse Title in 2016 and was a Burdett Trust finalist in 2018.

An Advanced Care Practitioner is qualified to treat medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. Advanced Care Practitioners are able to prescribe as well as manage patient treatments, request tests and investigations.  Jane's role is to see 'new' illnesses. This includes, tonsillitis, earache, tummy pain, urine infections, chest infections, insect bites and skin issues.  The role of the Advanced Care Practitioner has been in existence for some years now and is a response to the National GP shortage; its was devised to allow the GP's time to deal with complex healthcare needs whilst not compromising patient care.  This role is not to replace that of a GP only to enhance it.  

Shirley Colvin

Shirley Colvin is an Advanced Care Practitioner.

The majority of Shirley's nursing career has ben Primary care based.  Shirley was a District Nurse for many years and then moved to Practice Nursing, specialising in contraception and associated sexual health, which now includes fitting and removal of IUD/IUS and nexplanon subdermal implants. 

Shirley also has an interest in Diabetes after doing a Masters module in 2015. This is an area of medicine that Shirley is embracing again with vigour within General Practice at Seaside Medical Centre.  

Shirley has worked for five years at the Walk-in Centre and two years with the OOH team working as an Advanced Level Autonomous Practitioner, using skills ranging from minor injury-stitching, gluing, to the diagnosis and treating of various acute and chronic conditions.  Last year Shirley credentialed with the RCN as an ANLP and continues to progress and learn things daily.

Nurses

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, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Nurse Lucy Warren

Lucy qualified as a RGN in 2007 and worked in A&E until January 2009 where she joined Seaside Medical Centre.  Lucy enjoys Practice Nursing as she sees patients on a regular basis and enjoys looking after people.  In A&E once the patients were treated they would be moved to another ward or discharged and you would never now how they recovered.  In General Practice this is different as you can get to know your patients, build up the rapport and monitor their progress.  Lucy has been with Seaside Medical Centre for nine and a half years.  Lucy has a special interest in Childhood Immunisations, Travel Vaccinations and Diabetes.  Lucy will be starting Diabetes in Primary Care in January 2019 after finishing a mentorship module.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse Kate Stephens (f)

Kate has worked at Seaside Medical Centre for nearly two years.  Kate has a background in community, school nursing and health visiting service.  Kate has also worked in sexual health as well as hospitals and qualified as an RGN in 1992. Kate has a special interest in wound care, asthma, mental health and wellbeing and also enjoys teaching. 

Kate finds the personal approach towards patients at Seaside Medical Centre very rewarding.  The Doctors at Seaside know their patients very well, some of whom have been registered for many years.  Seaside has a very close working, supportive team, who are always willing to share their knowledge with one another.  It has an innovative approach and always open to looking at new ways and ideas of looking at improving patient care as well as the working environment for all the staff.

Health Practitioners

Mr Guy Emery (m)

Guy Emery joined Seaside Medical Centre after nearly 34 years working on the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic.  Guy has joined Seaside Medical Centre to carry out home visits which involves him assessing patients, treat or liaise with the Practice Doctors and refer tot he appropriate care pathway if needed.

Guy embraces the time and opportunity to meet and get to know the patients, seeing how their condition has improved after a period of treatment.   This is something he finds rewarding as he didn't have this opportunity with the Ambulance Service.  Guy is also a volunteer on the Eastbourne Lifeboat.

Guy will be working at Seaside Medical Centre on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Healthcare Assistants

Jason Hinton (m)

Jason joined Seaside Medical Centre in July 2018.  Jason has been in the role of Healthcare Assistant for 12 years and has worked in Mental Health, A&E and General Practice. 

Jason's role as an HCA is very varied, meaning he carries out tasks such as ECG's, Venepuncture, Wound Care and Injections. 

Jason will soon be taking on the role as principle Ear Syringer within Seaside Medical Centre. 

Phlebotomists

Nurse Sarah Peat

Lead Phlebotomist and HCA

Sarah has been working at Seaside Medical Centre for twelve years.  Sarah is the lead Phlebotomist which means the bulk of her time is spent taking blood tests.

Some of these are regular blood tests for patients who take certain types of medications which require monitoring.  Sarah manages the list of these patients to make sure they come regularly for their blood tests

Other tests are for patients who need routine investigations because their doctor is trying to diagnose a new problem or they have a long-term illness, or maybe the hospital has asked them to have some tests done as follow-up after an operation or a recent admission.

Sarah also enjoys looking after people who take Warfarin, a medication to prevent blood clots. This medication needs careful monitoring in case the blood levels change and the dose needs to be adjusted. 

Also Sarah does the NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-74 years of age.  This is done every five years to calculate their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes and to advise how to lower the risk if tis is raising so this can be prevented.  Sarah also does injections to protect against disease for example flu and pneumonia.

 

 
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