Our team of practice nurses and healthcare support workers can help with advice and solve many problems. They also have distinct areas of responsibility so if you are able to give as much information as possible when booking an appointment it will help our receptionists to direct you to the correct practitioner. Some of our nurses are qualified Nurse Prescribers who are able to prescribe medications for you if needed.
We have practice nurses, minor illness & minor injuries nurses, healthcare assistants and phlebotomists.
Our many skills include:
MRPharmS PgCertClinPharm MAPCPharmI qualified in 2005, spending the next 14 years as a community pharmacist and manager. I have a clinical interest in asthma, COPD and hypertension. I will be involved in managing these in long term condition clinics, as well as medication reviews and queries.
BSC Health Studies. RGN. Independant Nurse Prescriber.
RGN, Registered Mental Health Nurse, BSc Health Studies and Independent Nurse PrescriberBackground: I have worked as a practice nurse since 1993 and have a specialist interest in long term conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma and COPD, Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure. I am also trained in the management of patients with minor illness problems. I am a nurse educator with a post graduate certificate in education and work as an associate lecturer for Plymouth University and co teach the asthma/COPD module and teach and lead on the CVD and stroke module in Primary care.
Independant Nurse PrescriberBackground: Qualified RGN 1987 Worcester. Worked in general surgery/urology/intensive care. Travelled and worked in Australia. Became practice nurse in 2001 in Herefordshire. I then moved to Devon and now work as Practice Nurse and Minor Illness Nurse at Okehampton Medical Centre
SRN, Independent Nurse Prescriber, BSc Hons Health Studies. Dip. Asthma/Family Planning/Diabetes.Background: I have worked at the Medical Centre since 2000 and I qualified as a nurse prescriber in 2012. I run diabetes clinics, minor illness clinics and general practice nurse clinics.
RGN, BSC Health StudiesI qualified in 1991 at Bristol School of Nursing. I worked in RD&E after qualifying and at Okehampton War Memorial Hospital until its closure in 2003 mainly working on the medical ward and in the MIU. I was lead nurse for the MIU and was part of the team who helped plan and oversee the move to the new hospital in Okehampton in 2003. After 25 years working at the Okehampton hospitals I was keen for a new challenge. I was successful in applying to come and work at the medical centre and started here in April 2016. I have a varied, enjoyable and rewarding job which is often very busy and challenging.
RGN, BSc Health Studies, Independant Nurse Prescriber
RGN, Independant Nurse PrescriberI qualified in Bristol in 1984 and have had a varied career in the NHS and Private Practice working on wards,in A&E and Out patients.
HCPC - Paramedic
BA (Hons), RGN, PGCE, Independant Nurse PrescriberBackground: I qualified as a Nurse in 1985 in Bristol. My first specialty was palliative care working for several years in a Hospice in Hereford. I then moved into General Practice Nursing. I have a special interest in Respiratory Conditions, and support patients of all ages with a wide variety of long term health conditions. I train and mentor nurses and health care assistants through Plymouth University and have worked with National bodies to establish standards of training and competence for these groups.
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult), RNI trained for three years at the University of Plymouth and qualified in December 2020. I joined the practice in March 2021 as a Junior Practice Nurse and plan to continue training to become a Nurse Prescriber. I have a clinical interest in long term conditions, wound care, and research, along with a desire to improve sustainability and reduce waste.
Care Certificate, NHS Health Checks, L5 GP Assistant CertificateBackground: I have been at Okehampton Medical Centre since 2008, before that I worked in the leisure industry where I taught swimming and aerobics and promoted healthy living.
Level 3 Diploma Maternity & Peadiatric Support, NVQ L3 Care, L5 GP Assistant, VenepunctureBackground: Started working at Launceston Medical Centre in phlebotomy. Qualified as a Healthcare Assistant February 2006 NVQ3 in care. December 2011 level 3 diploma in maternity and paediatric support. Started working at Okehampton Medical Centre Sept 2012 as a Healthcare Assistant.
Care Certificate, Venepuncture
BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGdip Health Psychology, VenepunctureBackground: I have worked at Okehampton Medical Centre since 2000 as one of the practice phlebotomists and thoroughly enjoy the patient contact it gives me. Alongside my job here, I have spent many years working in research (mainly in child development, the early diagnosis of cancer & currently in Primary Care Research). I have also worked as a volunteer bereavement visitor for Exeter Hospice.
NVQ Care level 3. Paediatric First Aid Level 3, Venepuncture Level 3Background: I have worked at the Okehampton Medical Centre since 2010 as a phlebotomist including HCA clinics in the last 5 years. I've lived in Devon since I was 11 years old.
Venepuncture, Care Certificate, L5 GP Assistant CertificateBackground - I have worked at the Okehampton Medical Centre since 2018 starting as just admin support and progressing to becoming a phlebotomist and Health Care Assistant.
Venepuncture, Care Certificate & L5 GP AssistantBackground – I started working at the medical centre in 2018. Starting off as a receptionist I then recently progressed into becoming a Health Care Assistant. I am also the communications officer for the practice.
BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care, BSc (Hons) Health and Social CareBackground
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