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.



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 Eldridge


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