Our practice nurses offer a wide range of services including advice and health care for asthma, contraception, diabetes and hypertension. They also remove stitches, change surgical dressings, give injections, advise on travel immunisation, administer wound management and deal with some minor injuries. They vaccinate babies and children and advise on many aspects of your health. They are highly skilled and experienced and have specialised in many aspects of care.
Sarah joined the practice in 2022, having spent 11 years working in General Practice, 8 of them at managerial level as lead nurse in Cheltenham, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Sarah qualified in 2003 from UWE and has since gained qualifications in Nurse Prescribing, Diabetes BSC (hons), family planning/contraception and sexual health, microbiology and immunology, infection prevention and control, finally, facilitating and learning in practice. Sarah is also trained in chronic disease management, hypertension, CVD, risk assessments, audits, research studies, travel consultations, wound management, vaccinations, immunisations, cytology, and phlebotomy. She is married with 4 grown up children and her main hobby outside work is spending as much time as possible with her dog!
Becky qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1998 and initially worked on a ward specialising in Acute Medicine and Coronary Care. During this time she completed her degree in acute and critical care. In 2001 Becky moved to Reading and became involved in intermediate care, completing several courses in wound care, diabetes and team management before relocating closer to home. She joined the practice in 2004 and continued her development in Asthma, Cytology, Family Planning and Research. In 2019 following a restructure she was appointed Lead General Practice Nurse and now oversees the Nursing and Care Assistant teams. Alongside this management position she is also lead for Diabetes and Asthma Care. Becky's interests outside work include travel, photography and wildlife and she has two young boys who also keep her busy.
Louise qualified as a Registered General Nurse from Southampton University Hospital in 1988. She has worked for many years as a Practice Nurse in various GP surgeries across the UK, Hong Kong and Germany. She joined WHMP in 2016 and has a special interest in women’s health, respiratory care and diabetes. She is married with 3 grown up children.
Tessa trained at UCH and Middlesex and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1994. After qualifying she worked on surgical wards and has been working in general practice and community nursing since 2005. Her special interests include wound care and baby/childhood vaccinations. She has 3 children and enjoys travelling, walking and reading in her spare time.
Janice trained and qualified from Bristol Southmead Hospital 1987, after her training she worked work on the Oncology department at Ham Green Hospital, Bristol. In 1992, she moved back to her home town of Swindon and worked at the Princess Margaret Hospital in the outpatients of Oncology, Ent, Dermatology, Gynae. Was promoted to Junior Sisters role in Savernake hospital where she gained knowledge in nursing management whist continuing to work in multiple discipline areas. Leaving the hospital role in 2005 she then went on to work as a general practice nurse gaining experience in a variety of areas and fulfilling her passion for working in Women’s health. In 2014 she then became the Clinical Lead nurse/manager for a girls boarding school in Wiltshire up until 2020 where she then came to work here at WHMP.
Married with one daughter. Interests are Gardening, rescuing animals and sewing.
Clinical Research Nurse
Debbie qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1983 from Guys Hospital, London. She then undertook her midwifery training at The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro qualifying in 1985.
Since 2016 Debbie has worked at the practice as a Clinical Research Nurse undertaking the many research projects that the practice participates in.
These studies have been looking into treatments for heart disease, kidney function, urinary problems, asthma, flu, depression, headaches, cancer and weight loss to name but a few. Currently the practice is participating in 2 Covid-19 studies.
Debbie is married with 3 children and enjoys walking, reading and being creative!