Lesley BeetonAfter completing my RGN training at Guy’s Hospital in 1993 I worked on the acute medical admission ward. The experience was great preparation for my next role working in A+E at the West Middlesex Hospital in London, Yeovil District Hospital and then Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. I moved into primary care, working as a practice in 2000 and completed my BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner degree in 2008 at Bournemouth University. I was delighted to join the QJS team in 2014. I see patients who are acutely unwell that need to be seen on the same day.
Anna BoonI trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London and qualified as a registered nurse. I worked in health promotion and education before becoming a practice nurse in 1991. I joined QJS in 1999 and attained my Nurse Practitioner degree from Bournemouth University in 2002. I had a break to go abroad with my family for 8 years then re-joined the practice in 2015. I see patients who have acute conditions and need to be seen on the same day.
Kerry GleasonI trained at Bournemouth University and gained a BScHons in Clinical Nursing. Most of my career has been spent in primary Care. I was a member of the District Nursing Team at QJS for 6 yrs, before moving to lead a team of District Nurses in Christchurch in 2014. Whilst in that job role I gained a number of extended skills, enabling me to return to QJS in 2018 as their Community Nurse Practitioner. I see patients that require a GP visit in their own home. I also work closely with, Louise, Tracker Nurse supporting patients with long term health needs.
Rhiannon ScuttI completed my nursing training at Southampton University in 1991 and specialised in surgical nursing care. For the past 20 years I have worked in Primary Care in Practice Nursing, Advanced Practitioner and Lead Nursing roles. Having recently joined the Quarterjack Surgery in a purely clinical role it has been a pleasure to care for the local community, appreciate the variety of Primary Care and work closely with the team.
Stella LoveAfter qualifying as an RGN in 1995 from St George’s Hospital London, I gained experience in cardiology and cardiothoracic intensive care settings, before moving on to work as a substance misuse nurse within HMP Wandsworth and also for the Metropolitan police. I completed my Psychology degree in 2002. I have worked as a Nurse Practitioner since 2005 working in a variety of settings including walk-in centres, A+E Urgent Care, before settling in general practice. This background has provided invaluable experience for my current role , seeing children and adults with a range of acute presentations. I recently joined the team at Quarterjack and Old Dispensary surgeries in March 2023.
Nurse Practitioners (also known as Advanced Nurse Practitioners) are educated to degree level to achieve a high standard of patient care. They are qualified to assess patients’ physical, psychological and social needs and to diagnose and implement agreed management plans with patients, including appropriate prescribing and referrals to specialists. They work closely with the GPs to provide a comprehensive service of care and management of patients with chronic ongoing disease.
GemmaI trained at Southampton university and started working at the practice as a practice nurse in 2007. Previously, I worked at Southampton general hospital in the Emergency department for 4 years. In August 2014, I became the lead nurse at the practice and look after a highly skilled nursing team. My role involves seeing patients for dressings, woman’s and men’s health, baby immunisations, ear care and much more. I also give travel and health advise in our private travel clinic.
KatieI trained at Bournemouth University and gained an Advanced Diploma in Adult Nursing then went on to receive a BSC Hons in Professional Practice. I worked in the Cardiology Department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a Staff Nurse. I then joined the practice in September 2014 as a Cardiac Nurse/Practice Nurse. I also completed the Practice Nurse Foundation Course.
JanMy nursing career began in the army where I trained to become a nurse in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, undertaking my training at Birmingham City University in 2008. I spent ten years as an army nurse and during that time I worked in many different areas of nursing in the UK and abroad. I joined the practice in April 2019. My role involves women’s health, baby immunisations and dressings among other routine appointments. I also support the cardiac nurse to undertake medication reviews. I have a special interest in sexual and reproductive health and am currently undertaking training to fit intrauterine contraceptive devices.
SamI graduated from Bournemouth University with a First Class Honours degree and commenced my career at Dorset County Hospital specialising in surgical care . As I developed I became the lead for student nurse mentorship and found my initial interest in diabetes. My career progressed here until I relocated to Poole Hospital initially in a similar role retaining a healthy interest in diabetes. Latterly I transferred to the Breast Unit as Deputy Sister before successfully securing a position in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology as a Diabetes Nurse Specialist. I arrived at The Quarter Jack Surgery mid Covid during 2021 where it has been a pleasure to take over the care for patients with diabetes.
RebeccaI trained at Southampton University and qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2003. I have worked in different areas of nursing including A&E, Medicine, Oncology and primary care. I joined the QJS as a Respiratory Nurse/Practice Nurse in 2021. I have completed the Foundations in Practice Nurse course and have completed my Asthma Diploma.
SusanI trained at Bournemouth University and received a Diploma in Adult Nursing 2003-2006. I have worked as a Community Nurse for many years in the Boscombe area. I joined Winton HC in 2020 and worked as a Practice Nurse there for 3 years. I have now joined The Quarterjack Surgery having experience in all Practice Nursing and look forward to taking on Cardiac Reviews in the future.
MandyI trained at Bournemouth University and gained a BSc (hons) in Adult Nursing in 2005. I have worked in a variety of different nurse settings, Hospital, District Nursing and then Practice Nursing in 2015. In the same year I completed the Foundations of Practice Nurse course at Bournemouth University. Over the years I have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills including Chronic Disease Management in Diabetes and I am currently training to carry our Cardiac Reviews.
Practice nurses have the responsibility for the delivery of practice nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population.
Health Care Assistants
SilvijaI am widely skilled HCA working for NHS since 2014. My journey started at King George Hospital, London where I gained lots of experience in Dementia care, Angiography and Cardiology. I did District Nursing after moving to Dorset. Since I joined the Surgery in November 2021 I help the Team to carry out blood tests, wound care, diabetic checks, ECGs, injections and assist with Minor operations.
NatashaI have been working in the care and nursing industry since 2009. I started at Magna Care Centre where I completed all my certificates and training. I ran a dementia ward as a Senior at a Bupa care home for 2 half years. I worked at Nuffield Health in many departments so have lots of medical knowledge. I joined QJS in August 2022. I do a HCA clinic and am also the Frailty Nurse and Lead Care Co Ordinator for the surgery.
Debbie PhlebotomistI joined a Bournemouth GP Surgery in 2008 as a receptionist. After 4 years in the role I moved to the treatment room and went on courses to train as a HCA completing 15 modules of a care certificate and further course for phlebotomy. I joined QJS August 2020 as a phlebotomist ,and also help in other duties along side the nursing team.
Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services. The HCA’s will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion and patient education. They can carry out baseline observations such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, recording findings accurately, undertake wound care, dressings and other clinical tasks as required.