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Practice Newsletter September 2020

Statement of Purpose 2019

Nurse Practitioners

Jane Mayers

RGN Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

Jane MayersJane is an experienced nurse who qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990 in
Sheffield. Since qualifying Jane has worked in various specialities within the hospital 
environment. She also has experience working within the military setting. From 2006 – June 2013 Jane was employed as a Practice Nurse at Sleaford Medical Group where she expanded her role to become a minor illness/triage nurse.

Jane successfully completed her Minor Injuries training during 2011 and has more recently 
undertaken the Assessment and Management of Minor Illness Course with the University of 
Teeside. She is also an Independent/supplementary nurse prescriber which enables her to 
prescribe medication for patients within her level of competency. This will offer increased 
flexibility for patients who would otherwise have needed to wait and see the doctor as well as freeing up doctors time to care for those patients with more complex healthcare needs.

Jane will work full-time within the practice, acting within her professional boundaries 
seeking advice from GP as required and understands the need to refer more complex 
patients into GP care. She will take an initial history, undertake a clinical assessment, 
diagnose and manage patients presenting with a minor illness. The role will also include 
assessment of patients who present to the surgery as an emergency as well as those with minor injuries.

Maria Rudkin

RGN Nurse Practitioner/Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

Maria RudkinMaria started her nursing career as a care assistant in 1990, having completed her NVQ2 in care Maria commenced her Nurse training at Lincoln and qualified in 1995. Maria gained her nursing experience at Grantham Hospital in General Medicine, Coronary care, and Acute medical admissions, Maria joined The New Springwells Practice in 2000. During her time here Maria has gained a Diploma in Chronic Disease management in particular Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Maria also completing a Minor Injuries and illness course.

With effect from June 1st 2015, Maria will change her role to a Nurse Practitioner development role under the supervision of the GP's. Maria will attend and complete further training to attain the essential competencies required for this role.


Jo Hedley

RGN Senior Practice Nurse

Jo has joined the Practice as our Full-time Senior Practice Nurse to lead our team of Practice Nurses. Jo has a wealth of experience which she brings to the Practice.

Jo trained as a Student Nurse at The University of Southampton, qualifying in 2007.

Jo has experiences in many settings working as a civilian nurse for the British Military based in Germany, General practice and Nursing homes.

Jo specialises in Diabetes management gaining her certificate in diabetes care through Warwick University in 2016 and also specialises in minor illness.

Jo will have specific responsibility for the Management of Diabetes within the Practice.

Christine Borrill

RGN RM Nurse Care Co-Ordinator

Christine BorrillChristine did her General Nurse Training at Guys Hospital in London 1981-1984 and gained experience working on the Cardiothoracic wards, followed by a move to St. Thomas Hospital's Nephrology ward. Chris moved to Princess Margaret Hospital Swindon where she did Midwifery training. Following a move to Germany Chris practised as a hospital Midwife and subsequently a community midwife with British Forces families in Germany. Whilst taking time off work to raise a family Chris gained a BSC Hons in Health & Social Welfare with the Open University and graduated 2004. Upon returning to nursing Chris worked in palliative care and as a community nurse before joining New Springwells Practice in January 2006.

Her main roles within the practice includes Infection Control, Diabetes, Asthma, and Chronic Disease Management for residents in care homes and housebound Patients. Christine has further advanced her role in General Practice by developing the Nurse Co-ordinator role. This role is part of an initiative which is looking to design better ways of providing essential health and social care  services in the area. Chris will focus on proactive case management of vulnerable patients with complex health and social needs. Chris will also focus on strengthening relationships with our Residential homes in our Practice area and patients who are housebound. Chris will attend regular Sleaford Area Neighbourhood Meetings where health and social care professionals meet to discuss the care needs of specific patients, share concerns and collaborate to ensure the patient has the necessary support.

Maureen Runacres


Maureen RunacresMaureen trained and worked at St. Bartholomews Hospital in London from 1984-1988. Her experiences continued at Grantham Hospital in Emergency Admissions unit and coronary care until 2002. Maureen then became a Practice Nurse at The New Springwells Practice and has since furthered her training into Asthma, COPD and smoking cessation.

Sam Kemp


Sam KempSam trained at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital between 1986 - 1989, Sam then moved to Peterborough Hospital and gained experience in orthopaedics until 1997. Sam then move to the cedars in Bourne in 1997 -1999 followed by Deputy Matron at the Old Hall from 1999 - 2004, from there Sam worked as a community RGN until 2010 when she joined New Springwells Practice. Sam has special interests in Tissue Viability, Wound Care and Leg Ulcer Management.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Chrissie Holland