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.
Dawn JacobsI trained at Poole Hospital in 1988 and since qualifying have had a varied nursing career both in the hospital and community. I attained a Specialist Practitioner BSc Hons Degree in 2010 and I have been working mainly in Primary Care, disease managing and supporting patients with chronic and complex long term conditions. I joined Lesley and Anna here in October 2018 to become the 3rd Nurse Practitioner at the QJS. I have a special interest in COPD, heart failure, dementia and Acute frailty. I am commencing the Masters programme in Advanced Clinic Practice in January 2019. Currently I assess, triage, examine and treat patients registered here who have an acute condition/illness which needs 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.
Gemma RymesI 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.
Linda RidoutI am qualified as a Registered General Nurse, after training with the Dorset School of Nursing, based at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe. After a career break, I worked as a community nurse for 15 years and 11yrs at QJS. In 2008 I became a Practice Nurse at the practice, taking an interest in Respiratory care. I completed the Asthma Diploma in 2010 and the COPD Diploma in 2013 with Education for Health at Warwick University.
Katie LucasI 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.
Ruth RaudseppI've been a Practice Nurse for over 17 years and my specialised care areas include travel, health and diabetes. I joined the practice in 2013.
Jan SheldonMy 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.
Health Care Assistants
Louise HendesI started at the practice in July 2010 as a Receptionist. I did my Phlebotomy training at Poole General Hospital in February 2011, adding ECG training in November 2014 and B12 / Pneumococcal vaccination in 2015. I am the Tracker Nurse for the practice, I help support the over 75's and vulnerable adults, including supporting the ECP Nurse on visits in the community, referrals made to Social Services to help adults to be safe in their own home, and reduce hospital admissions. As the Carer's Lead, I help and support carer's and the cared for with support and guidance.
I joined PGH in 2008 as a HCA where I stayed for 3 years . During this time I gained Phlebotomy training.
I then moved onto to work as a Community HCA with Ferndown DN team where I stayed for 7 years. I gained a lot of skills during this time and completed the Extended HCA programme. This gave me competencies including leg ulcer dressings, administering B12 injections and Insulin, catheter care plus many more relevant to community nursing.
In 2018 I joined the Dorset Blood Donation Team for 1 year before joining QJS in August 2019.