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Nurses

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.

Nikki Appleton

I started working at Portsdown in 2009 after leaving my post as a Ward Sister on the Diabetes Ward at QA hospital , initially employed as a Practice Nurse and Diabetes Specialist Nurse. I am currently the longest serving member of the Nursing Team. Through the years my role has changed and after finishing my History taking and assessment course in April 2021  I started working as a Nurse Practitioner alongside maintaining my Diabetes Specialist Role..

Jackie Barrett

I started working at Portsdown Group practice as a Nurse Practitioner in December 2021. By background, I have worked within the field of Cardiology at Queen Alexandra Hospital for 10 years before moving into the Community to create a Heart Failure Service for the local population. I created a small team dedicated to the treatment and management of patients with Heart Failure. I became a Specialist Nurse Practitioner to broaden my knowledge and impart some of my specialist knowledge in the Primary care setting. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, reading and live music.

Hannah Rowberry

I joined the practice at the beginning of 2022, having worked in QA for 9 years as a Registered Nurse and then Sister. I worked in the Acute Medical Unit for many years before a year as a Specialist Nurse with the Hospital Palliative Care team, an area which I am passionate about still. I am currently studying my Advanced Clinical Practice qualification, so between that; 2 children and 4 cats I am kept busy when not at work.

Mark Roberts

Nurse Practitioner with 21 years of diverse experience in patient care and operational management. In 2016 I completed my advanced practice fellowship in Frailty and Older Persons Care at Kings College London.  I am skilled in prioritizing the health needs of older patients and offering Frailty expertise within primary and secondary care setting. I have recently joined the practice after working in secondary care as an NP.  My family and children keep me on my toes and very busy at home, however I am a very keen sportsman with interests in windsurfing and football.

Heather Davy

Designation

I qualified as a Specialist Community Nurse Practitioner in 2000. I worked as a District Nursing Sister for 12 years and undertook further training to enable me to work as a Community Matron at Solent NHS.
I joined Portsdown Group Practice in 2017 as a Nurse Practitioner.
I am passionate about patients with Learning Disabilities and am involved in carrying out yearly health reviews for these patients. I also have an interest in the elderly frail patients which includes dementia. I have expanded my skill set to include rheumatoid arthritis reviews.
I enjoy hiking with my husband and West Highland Terrier Dolly, playing the ukulele and going away most weekends to our caravan.

Aimee Ratcliffe

Designation

I started working at Portsdown Group Practice as their first Trainee Paediatric Practitioner in October 2022. I am a registered Children’s Nurse and I have worked solely at QA Hospital, Portsmouth. I have completed a Paediatric rotational post where I worked across medical, surgical and emergency care settings, which resulted in me finding my passion for acute care.  I am excited to share my specialist paediatric expertise with my colleagues. I will be completing further education and study as part of my development in this Trainee role, which will aid my own transition into my new role in primary care.   Outside of work you may find me replenishing my growing sticker collection that I keep specially for the patients! 

Lindsay Carnie

Designation

I qualified as a dietitian in 2013 and have spent most of my time working in Yorkshire and Manchester, before moving to Portsmouth in 2021, when I started to work at Portsdown Group Practice.
On qualifying, I worked in secondary care, covering a variety of wards including surgical, general medical and ICU. In 2015, I specialised as a Macmillan Dietitian and subsequently worked at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, undertaking research in pancreatic cancer.
I am currently training to be an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Bournemouth University.
Outside of work, you can find me running around after a busy toddler, travelling and enjoying some much needed coffee.

Emily Seekings

Designation

After 20 years working in the community I decided the time had come to change my path in Nursing and make full use of all the extended skills I had acquired including becoming an independent Nurse Prescriber.  
Since joining PGP in October 2022 I have settled in to my new role, using all my extended skills. I have recently become part of the Surgery’s Frailty team visiting patients in their own homes ensuring their health needs are recognised and treated as well as referring to other appropriate services.  
My hobbies include camping, music festivals, historical re-enactment and getting out with my dogs. 

Nurses

We have a comprehensive team of 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 and removing stitches, they also run specialist clinics for those with asthma, diabetes and hypertension. They also carry out adult and child immunisations, cervical smears and give advice on travel-related health issues. An appointment can be made online or via the reception team.

Healthcare Assistants

Our HCA’s run a variety of clinics including taking blood samples, blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram tests (ECG), injections, carers health checks, NHS health checks, memory screening, removal of stitches, COPD checks and many more.