Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Paramedic Practitioners

Carl Hudghton


Carl joined the practice in 2019 having previously worked at St Mary’s urgent treatment centre for 2 ½ years. Prior to this Carl has worked in various clinical posts including South Central Ambulance Service, The Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the British Army. Carl qualified as a Paramedic in 2011 from the University of Portsmouth before going on to specialise in urgent care at St. Georges University of London and the University of the West of England where he was one of the first cohorts of Paramedics to complete Independent Prescribing. Carl has a special interest in acute medicine as well as cardiovascular disease and mental health.

Malcolm Silvester


I worked for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) since 1988 and Qualified as a Paramedic in 1991, worked at various locations including Basingstoke, Havant, Portsmouth and Southampton Stations, Worked as a Part time Lecturer for Southdowns college from 1996 to 2009 and also lectured for the Ambulance service. Qualified as an Emergency Care Practitioner (Specialist Paramedic) in 2009. Worked on the clinical Supports desk for SCAS for 2 years and then back on the Road as a Specialist Paramedic Mentor until 2016 when I joined Portsdown Group Practice as a Paramedic Practitioner.