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Nurse Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners work very closely with the Duty Doctor. They are qualified to Degree Level and provide outstanding levels of care in our duty clinics and across the practice in general.

Tina Caizley (f)

Tina has worked for the practice since October 2016 after working at Queen Alexander Hospital for the past 13 years, during that time she has worked as a senior sister on the medical assessment unit and ambulatory clinic as a nurse specialist. She is currently working towards her master‘s in nurse practitioning.

Heather Davy (f)

BSc (HONS) Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing)


Heather qualified in 1994 as an Adult RN with a Diploma in Higher Education. She went on to complete her degree in 2001 to become a qualified District Nurse. After working as a District Nursing Sister for 10 years she took on further study to become a Community Matron working in Solent NHS Trust. She joined Portsdown Group Practice in 2015 focusing on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions for the more vulnerable patients in the practice. Heather has an interest in Learning Disabilities and the elderly frail patients. She is the lead nurse for both these specialities and carries out reviews both in the surgery and in the patient’s own home if they are housebound. Heather works across all of the Portsdown Group sites, she also carries out visits to the housebound patients and the patients in residential and nursing homes to administer their yearly flu vaccinations.


Katie Etherington (f)

Katie qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2000 on completion of her BA in Adult nursing subsequently she then spent 8 years working in Intensive Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital. In 2009 her carer direction changed as an opportunity to train to be an Advance Nurse Practitioner in General practice arose. She completed her MSc in Advanced Practice in 2013 and since then she has worked in General Practice in Swindon, Havant and now Crookhorn she has a special interest in acute/urgent care and research.

Simone Foster (f)

Qualified in 1998 and worked as a Senior Sister in an outer London A&E before travelling overseas to Australia for 3 years, during this time worked both within a large trauma centre/A&E and cosmetic surgery before returning to the UK to become a Nurse Practitioner in the Minor Injuries Unit at St Mary’s Hospital for 11 years. In 2008 completed Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment at Brighton University followed by becoming an Independent and Supplementary prescriber in 2013. Predominately working at Kingston Crescent and Somerstown.

Nicola Kirkland (f)

BSc Nurse Practitioner

Nicola qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 working predominantly in Accident and emergency as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Practice in 2002 as a Nurse Practitioner. She completed her BSC in Nurse Practitioner in 2004 and followed by becoming an independent Nurse Prescriber in 2009.

Maria Mills (f)

Maria Mills has spent the past 30 years working in Portsmouth, the last 15 years being spent as a senior sister / nurse practitioner within the emergency department. She has a special interest in cardiology. Out of work she spends time with the grandchildren or in France.

Malcolm Silvester (m)

Paramedic Specialist Practitioner

Profile coming soon

Angela Southam (f)

Angela qualified as a SEN (State Enrolled Nurse) in 1986 then as an RGN (Registered General Nurse) in 1998 with over 30 years experience in nursing predominantly in care of the elderly, for the last 10 years she managed an end of life / continuing care NHS unit in the community. Angela qualified as an independent nurse prescriber in 2012 and joined the practice as a nurse practitioner in May 2015 she predominately works at the Cosham Surgery.

Suzanne Ward (f)

Profile coming soon

Nurses

We have several Practice Nurses who see patients on an appointment system from Monday to Friday. They work closely with the Doctors and are able to advise on various health problems. As well as performing general nursing duties such as changing dressings, removing stitches and ear syringing, they also run specialist clinics for those with asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Further clinics are planned including family planning and HRT clinics. They also carry out adult and child immunisations, cervical smears and give advice on travel-related health issues. An appointment can be made via the receptionists.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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