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Nurse Vicky

Nurse Supervisor
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    I qualified from Southampton University in 2007 and started my nursing career in the general intensive care unit at Southampton hospital, in 2009 I then moved to Portsmouth hospital to work in the neonatal intensive care unit caring for sick and premature babies. In 2011 I was approached to start a new and exciting service in Southampton called hospital at home. This involved caring for patients across Hampshire in their own homes including intravenous medication including chemotherapy, complex wound care and end of life care. Following the success of this service and progression I became the clinical team manager. In 2014 we wanted to expand this service further and bid for a similar service to be commissioned from Portsmouth QA hospital. Following a successful bid I lead the nursing team for a further 2 years in Portsmouth and Southampton acquiring a tender for a further 3 year contract with the both teams still running today. In 2016 and following the expansion of my family I made the move into Primary care and started my life as a practice nurse in my local surgery. Practice nursing is something I really enjoy and have a passion for. In 2019 I become the Practice nurse supervisor for Swan Medical Group. It is a role I love and gives me the opportunity to continue providing patient care and be part of personal and professional developments. When not working I love spending time with my family and friends and more recently developing a role in local schools for health education.

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Nurse Kat

Acute Care Team Supervisor
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    After qualifying from Southampton University in Adult Nursing, in 2006, I moved to Devon and worked in the Emergency Department for 3 years. Whilst there I attended Paediatric Emergency courses to further my education. I then moved to Hampshire to be closer to family and worked in Queen Alexandra Hospital in the Emergency Department for a further 3 years as a senior Nurse. Having obtained this hospital experience, I wanted to have more of a continual approach to primary care enhancing all aspects of patients’ health and wellbeing and therefore moved to Forest End Surgery as a Practice and Emergency Nurse in 2012. There I gained a varied and wide amount of knowledge starting to develop my nursing skills as a Nurse Practitioner. This learning gave me a detailed evidence based approach which I can incorporate into my work, allowing me to work autonomously. I moved to Swan Surgery to assist in setting up the Rapid Access Clinic, relieving GP pressure of growing demands in rising population. I gained my Non-Medical Independent Prescribing qualification in 2017 and became the Acute Care Team Supervisor for both the RAC service and the Home Visiting Service. The patients we are am able to examine within the in the Acute Care Team include complaints of chest pain, upper/lower respiratory tract infections, abdominal pain, urinary tract infection, rashes, infected wounds and generally unwell children to name but a few.

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Nurse Fiona

Practice Nurse
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    I trained as a nurse at Queen Alexandra Hospital ,Portsmouth , qualifying in 1980, where I then worked in A&E Department. After having my children I returned to nursing and completed a back to practice and conversion course. I then worked in Petersfield Community  Hospital for 11 years as a Staff Nurse and also mentoring students. I joined Swan Surgery in 2006 as a full time practice nurse. I also help run a ‘drop in’ clinic called ‘Healthzone’ based at The Grange for young people aged 12 – 19years old. I have been involved in research and set up our wound care clinic. Any spare  time I have, is spent enjoying my hobbies of: running, reading , theatre and spending time with my children and 5 grandchildren.  I have seen many  changes in nursing since qualifying  over 35 years ago.

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Nurse Sue

Diabetes Specialist Nurse
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    I joined Swan Surgery in 2013 following many years specialising in the care of people with diabetes as a specialist nurse and a nurse consultant. I helped set up the Diabetes Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1985 and left in 2010 to work with the Leicester Diabetes Centre undertaking research into education programmes for people with diabetes and other long term conditions. I also work as a Teaching Fellow with the University of Leicester for their Masters in Diabetes programme. I am qualified as a nurse prescriber. However, I missed working with people with diabetes and was very pleased to be offered this position as a specialist diabetes nurse in the surgery. My work involves helping people understand how diabetes is affecting them and then supporting them in the choices they make to look after themselves. I enjoy being part of the Swan Surgery team where we are looking to improve the services to people with diabetes and other long term conditions by incorporating technology (including the surgery website) and group education sessions.

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Nurse Jane

Diabetes Specialist and Long Term Conditions Nurse
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    I completed my nurse training at University College Hospital in London before moving to Hampshire where I qualified as a midwife at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth.

    After a career break to have my own children, I spent several years working as a Practice Nurse in Denmead during which time I was seconded to the Diabetes Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

    From there I was fortunate to have the opportunity to develop my speciality and interest in Diabetes and in 2007 I completed the transition and became a full time Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

    I was integral in setting up and establishing the Community Diabetes Team within East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport, but in 2016 I decided to reduce my working hours and was fortunate to be offered the chance to work in Petersfield at the Swan surgery. My interests are to work within the world of diabetes and to support patients in their self-management and to work with other local diabetes nurses and groups so that we can all deliver a high standard of care within our locality.

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Nurse Jackie

Practice Nurse
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    I have worked at Swan Medical Group for the past 5 years – 2 years as an HCA and then did my return to practice to re-register as an RGN.

    I originally finished my nurse training in 1992 in Portsmouth and worked mainly at QA Hospital, but also worked in both Petersfield and Havant Community Hospitals for a time.

    My main responsibilities within the surgery are around people with long term health conditions. I help run the Long Term Health group sessions, work within diabetes alongside our 2 specialist nurses and I am the Lead Nurse for wound care and Learning Disabilities. I also do some standard treatment room sessions when needed. These roles are very varied but I enjoy all of them equally. It can be a bit of squeeze fitting it all in when I only work 2 days a week!

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Nurse Katy

Practice Nurse
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    I qualified from the University of Southampton and subsequently completed hospital rotations in Chichester before moving into general practice. I joined the Swan Medical Group as a full time practice nurse in 2018 and have been enjoying all aspects of the varied work in the treatment room since. No day in the treatment room is the same! I enjoy keeping up to date with a broad range of clinical skills in a generalist role. I have an interest in respiratory nursing and have recently completed my Master’s degree dissertation in asthma. I act as Infection Control Link nurse within the Swan Medical Group.

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Nurse Juliette

Rapid Access / Home Visiting / Respiratory Nurse
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    I qualified as a nurse in 2003 and have worked within several specialities, but prior to joining the team at The Swan Surgery I worked as a Sister in the Emergency Department at QA. During those 10 years I saw many different patients, with a wide variety of conditions and I developed some fantastic skills. However I felt it was time to embrace a new challenge! Since starting at SMG, I have taken on several different roles, including Rapid Access Clinic, COPD/Asthma, and the home visiting team. These opportunities have led me to meet many of the SMG patients in both Liphook and Petersfield, and I look forward to continuing to develop these roles to drive SMG forward!

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Nurse Gareth

Rapid Access / Home visiting
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    I predominantly trained at QAH qualifying in Adult nursing form The University of Southampton in 2003. After qualifying I worked at Petersfield Hospital, before going to QAH as a Charge Nurse, working in the community then returning to Petersfield Hospital.

    Throughout this time I gained experience of Acute Stroke care, complex discharge planning, rehab, patient flow and frailty. I have always enjoyed working with the elderly and in July 2018 I joined the team at Swan Surgery to be involved the pilot of the Home Visiting Service. This gave me the opportunity to consolidate my previous experiences, while gaining new skills and maintaining patient contact. In this role I have developed close working relationships with Care homes and other GP practices within the locality. Currently I am undertaking the Diagnostic and Decision Making module as part of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners pathway.

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Nurse Joanne

Rapid Access / Home visiting
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    I joined Swan Medical Practice in 2018, as a Nurse Practitioner and work both on the Home Visiting and Rapid Access Team, this is a very unique role which utilises my knowledge, skills and experience to review and treat patients with acute illnesses. This service helps to reduce waiting lists and frees up General Practitioners (GP) time enabling them to target their extensive skills and experience for their patients.

    I completed my Nurse training in 1994 at University College Hospital (UCH), London. I then worked in London teaching hospitals for 4 years, specialising in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Intensive Care Nursing. I moved to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton in 1998, where I helped to expand the Intensive Care Unit, set up Outreach and a High Dependency Unit while completing my Bsc Hon in Nursing.

    After 17 years of working in Intensive Care, in 2015 I moved to District Nursing in Petersfield and Bordon to gain insight into the Community setting and needs, increasing my expertise and knowledge.

    I am currently completing my Nurse Practitioners Masters course as part of my Continuing Professional Development and aspire to be the Frailty Lead for this dynamic and evolving team within Swan Medical Practice.

    In my spare time I enjoy sailing on the Solent, gardening, playing hockey for Petersfield Ladies and spending time with the family.

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Nurse Abi

Rapid Access / Home visiting
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    I qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2010 and began my career on an acute stroke ward, with some experience of rehab and diabetes alongside this. I then completed a Midwifery course back at Surrey University before returning to my nursing. Following this I had 6 years of experience on a surgical ward at RSCH. I had always been keen to apply my nursing skills to a primary setting, and to develop new ones! Since starting at Swan Medical Group two years ago I have taken on the role of Rapid Access and the Home-Visiting Service. It is an extremely rewarding and autonomous role, and the team here create such a positive and approachable environment.

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Paramedic Steve

Home Visiting Service
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    I served 12 years in the Royal Army Medical Corp as a frontline combat medical (CMT), which included 8 years with the 5th Airborne Brigade at Aldershot (yep jumping out of aeroplane’s from silly heights). I then followed with 28 years with the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic of which 8 years was working on the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as a Critical Care Paramedic & 2 years as Team Leader Paramedic with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). As a Paramedic I’ve also worked in Scotland with the Special Operation Response Team (SORT) and Western Australia with the Ambo service & Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). I graduated from Coventry University with a diploma in Emergency Planning & Integral emergency management.

Paramedic Sarah

Rapid Access / Home Visiting
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    I started my career with the NHS in 2011 as an Emergency care assistant for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) I continued to work front line based at Petersfield Ambulance Station, I progressed within the Ambulance Service where I became an Ambulance Technician and after studying in Oxford I Graduated as a Paramedic in 2017.

    I made the career move from Emergency pre-hospital care into Primary care in August 2019 working as an Acute care Paramedic for the Swan Medical Group where I work in the Rapid access clinic and the Home visiting service.

    I am dedicated to the NHS service where patient care is my highest priority and consider it a privilege to work with the GP’s, Nurses, HCA’s and administrating team at the Swan Medical Group

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Phlebotomist Sharron

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HCA Ella

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    I have worked at the Swan Surgery for nearly 4 years. I am currently studying towards my Nursing degree meaning I spend 2 days per week as a student, gaining experience from both larger hospitals and within the community. My goal is to work within an emergency or critical care department. My role at Swan encouraged me to complete my training, that and the forever increasing support from the Nurse team.

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HCA Charlie

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    I have been a HCA here at the Swan Medical Group for over 2 years now. Before working here I worked for 5 years in maternity at the QA hospital, 3 years on cedar ward at the Petersfield hospital and 3 year at South Africa lodge EMI home. Working in these areas I have come across a wide variety of conditions and I developed some fantastic skills. I have just finished studying for my smoking cessation practitioner course, and will soon be carrying out 1:1 sessions to help people stop smoking. Here in the surgery I carry out a variety of tasks including Phlebotomy, Doppler’s, BP’s NHS health checks, injections, spirometry and learning disability health checks, diabetic checks and wound care. I enjoy working here at SMG and I look forward to developing my role further.

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HCA Beth

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    I Joined Swan Medical Group as a HCA in 2019 however I have been at the surgery since 2010 in another role. I thoroughly enjoy the variety of the role, no day is ever the same. I have a keen interest in mental health and Dementia and am linked with a few local care homes. I recently completed courses in both mental health and dementia which means I am able to deal with these more vulnerable patients, and aim to further my training within this area. I am at Stage 3 in British Sign Language and am an advocate for everyone to be able to be able to communicate with some basic sign language.

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HCA Ellis