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Newsletter May 2021

Statement Of Purpose

Nurse Practitioners

Jo Hedley

Jo Hedley

RGN, Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber.

Jo is an experienced nurse who joined the Practice in May 2018 as senior practice nurse. Jo completed her nurse training in Southampton and qualified in 2007.

Since qualifying Jo has worked in general practice for many years and has a wealth of experiences specialising in long term conditions mainly diabetes.

Jo has experience in both military and civilian practice nursing and has worked in British Medical bases' in Germany and also in nursing homes in the UK.

In the past 2 years Jo has started her MsC in advanced clinical practice, completing her non-medical prescribing in May 2019 as  well as clinical skills an minor illness courses and is due to complete the master's pathway in June 2021.

Jo has also recently moved in to the role of Nurse Practitioner and regularly sees patients with minor illnesses as well as continuing with some long term conditions clinics and practice nursing duties.

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 has also completed a Minor Injuries and Minor Illness training course.   In 2015 Maria's role was Nurse Practitioner/Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.

More recently, Maria has moved to the role of Care Co-Ordinator within the Practice, devoting a lot of her time to the housebound patients in the community and those patients who reside in the local Residential Holmes.

Nurses

Donna Holstead

Donna Holstead RGNDonna Holstead RGN

Donna trained at the University of Nottingham, qualifying in 2014. She has experience in various settings including Community Nursing, School Nursing and more recently, four years as a Practice Nurse in a local GP Practice.

Her speciality subject is Diabetes Management and Donna obtained her certificate in Diabetes Care in 2018, studying for this at Warwick University.

Donna has recently joined The New Springwells Practice with specific responsibilities for the management of Diabetes and also Infection Control within the surgery. 

Maureen Runacres

RGN

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

RGN

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

Chrissie Holland
Chrissie HollandChrissie Holland

Chrissie started her career as an Auxiliary Nurse in 1989. She has since been a Senior Carer working for Surry County Council, Community Health Care Assistant and more recently a Health Care Assistant at Stamford Hospital.

Chrissie joined The New Springwells Practice in April 2019 as a Health Care Support Worker. Her duties include phlebotomy, ECG's, baseline observations and wound care. She is also an integral part of the Infection Control team in the Practice.