I qualified in 1986 from Guys Hospital London. I worked in Intensive Care for 10 years finishing as Sister at St Mary’s Hospital’s intensive care unit. I moved into practice nursing in 1999 and joined Cranleigh in 2012. I became our lead nurse in 2014. My specialities are in asthma and COPD, as well as working as part of the duty team as a minor illness nurse. I also provide smoking cessation appointments to help patients who want to quit.
I trained at St Marys Hospital Paddington and qualified in 1990. I worked as a Sister in hepatology and liver transplants before I went on to work and train in care of the sick premature newborn. I moved to Scotland in 2000, beginning my practice nursing career in Aberdeenshire and became a specialist in diabetes management. I have also been a minor illness specialist for 11 years now. I moved back to the Cranleigh area, near where I grew up, with my husband and 3 children.
I qualified in 2010 from ATEI of Athens, Greece, where I grew up and originally come from. I moved to the UK in 2015 and was employed as a Staff Nurse at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. I worked in a busy Surgical Ward and in ICU afterwards. Deciding to specialise in acute care, I joined a busy UCC as a trainee Advance Nurse Practitioner, until I joined the fantastic team at Cranleigh in April 2019.
I completed my MSc in Advance Nursing in 2020 from King’s College and received my Prescribing qualification in February 2021. My day to day consists of working as part of the duty team and I undertake Anticoagulation Clinics.
I qualified from Thames Valley University in 2007 with a degree in Adult Nursing. In my early career, I worked as a Staff Nurse in the Urology field for many years, and later as Ward Manager for a busy Urology ward at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. I’ve also worked in Intensive Care, gaining knowledge and skills in critical care. My most recent role as Practice Nurse started in 2018 in Rudgwick. I joined the Cranleigh Team in April 2020, after hearing wonderful things!
Mr Jim Davies – Paramedic Practitioner
I have been a paramedic since 2004, originally working with the East of England ambulance service. During that time I worked on ambulances, fast response cars and even as a bicycle paramedic. I then had the privilege of being deployed with the RAF to Afghanistan on the medical emergency response team (MERT) helicopter. Where my role was to retrieve battlefield casualties from the front line back to camp bastion hospital. Upon my return to the UK I briefly worked for South Central ambulance service before again heading overseas, this time providing remote healthcare in the middle east. I used this time wisely to extend my scope of practice in urgent/primary care ultimately leading to employment at Cranleigh Medical Practice.
Healthcare assistants are a vital part of our clinical team. They carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), ECGs, blood pressure measurement, urine analysis and new patient checks. Some of our healthcare assistants are able to give injections, such as flu or b12, and others offer smoking cessation training. They may also act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.