Our practice nurses run clinics daily. They have a key role in helping patients manage chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and hypertension.
Appointments can also be made for such things as wound care, ear care, immunisations, help with lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking or losing weight, contraception and cervical smears.
Each nurse specialises in particular areas and different length appointments are needed for different things. The receptionist will guide you when you book a nurse appointment.
Faye Collins – Nurse Manager
I qualified as a registered general nurse in Leicestershire in 1999. Later that year I joined the Royal Air Force and served abroad during Gulf War 2. In 2004 I left military life to Work for Hampshire police force as a custody nurse, before moving to my current role as an Advance Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Manager at Watership Down partnership. I also work for North and Mid Hampshire CCG as the clinical lead for self management and integrated care.
I am the first point of contact for patients presenting with undiagnosed problems. I Offer advice and support within our nurse lead chronic disease clinics. As an independent prescriber, I prescribe medication were appropriate for acute and chronic diseases. My special interests are self management and Diabetes.
Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors, swimming and live music.
Theresa Inglis – RN
I qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse at Kingston University in 2015. I started my career working on the Gynaecology ward in Winchester Hospital until 2019 when I joined Watership Down Health as Practice Nurse. I am also a qualified Nurse Sonographer and work in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit at Basingstoke Hospital one day a week. Within WDH work in the Treatment Room and am also able to do Childhood Immunisations, Smears, Travel Vaccinations and have a special interest in Women’s Health, which I am working towards being able to complete Women’s Health Nurse Led Clinics in the future.
The healthcare assistants work as part of the nursing team. They assist nurses and other health care professionals. They have undergone a rigorous training programme in the practice and at the hospital. They are able to take blood and to undertake investigations such as ECGs and blood pressure measurement. HCA’s are also involved in hypertension reviews.
- Gill Delbridge
Our phlebotomists have undertaken specific training to take blood tests.
- Shani Byrne
We now have a paramedic working alongside us both in same day medical care and urgent home visits.
- Toby Marshall