Acute Practitioners Team

Nurse Practitioners:

A nurse practitioner is an advanced level nurse who has undertaken an extensive course of study to degree level (BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner).  This knowledge builds on nursing expertise and extends the traditional role to include some skills of medical colleagues.

These skills include:

  • The ability to perform physical examination, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health problems in patients of all ages.
  • Making professionally autonomous decisions, for which they have sole responsibility.
  • Screening patients for disease factors and early signs of illness.
  • Developing with the patient a care plan for health with an emphasis on preventative measures.
  • The authority to refer patients to other health care providers as appropriate.
  • The ability to take referrals from other health care providers.

In the Hadleigh Practice the nurse practitioners offer a complementary source of care to that offered by the GPs. Patients may decide to consult with a GP or the nurse practitioner.

Pauline Gill - Team LeaderPauline Gill

RGN HVCert BSc (Hons)

Pauline is the Senior Nurse Practitioner at The Hadleigh Practice and has been in post here since 2002. She is the lead clinician for the acute practitioner team.

Pauline has a special interest and expertise in women's health, stress management, depression and child health, she is able to deal with most clinical scenarios.

Pauline qualified as a Registered General Nurse at St. George's Hospital, London in 1983.  She has worked in London, Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.  She completed her Health Visiting course in 1988 at Southampton University and worked as a Health Visitor in the local area before going on to complete her Nurse Practitioner degree at Bournemouth University in 2002.  Pauline is also qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

 Kellie Cretney Picture


Kellie grew up and was educated locally. She worked for many years at Poole Hospital primarily within the Dorset Cancer Centre. Kellie gained her General Nursing qualification at the University of Central Lancashire an then gained her advanced Nurse Practitioner Degree and Non Medical Prescribing Certification at the University of Cumbria.

Whilst living in Lancashire Kellie worked across a number of Primary and Secondary Care locations with a focus on unscheduled care such as Walk in Centres and Out of Hours Service, before working in semi rural GP Practices.

Kellie then relocated back to Dorset and this is where she plans to stay.

Specialist Paramedic

Hannah Marsh

FdSc Paramedic Science (OU), BSc (Hons) Applied Paramedic Science (UWE)

Hannah grew up in Wimborne & lives with her husband & his three children. Hannah started her Paramedic journey in 2008, training initially in Cape Town before completing her Foundation & Bachelor degrees whilst working on front line ambulances in Dorset. Hannah continued to volunteer in Johannesburg each year for additional experience. Hannah left the ambulance service 2 years ago to move into primary care & is now working towards a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice at Southampton University. Hannah's scope of practice is minor injuries & illness & has a special interest in women's health. Hannah is trained to take cervical smears & was the first paramedic in the South West to gain this qualification.

In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling & triathlons, having taken part in a Half Ironman in 2017, crafting & baking along with being outside as much as possible.


Claire Woollard

Nurses Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Joanna Timmis - Team Leader


Jan Grover JG

Chris Sanders - Diabetic NurseCS

Emily Scammell

Ali Gibbs


Kate Watkins


Alison Thompson


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Rachael West
Louise Cullen
Katie Williams
Tracy Harris
Megan Aldridge


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