We will also have Registrars at the practice throughout the year.

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 Leader RGN HVCert BSc (Hons) Pauline Gill

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 

Claire Woollard

Claire qualified as a pharmacist in 1995 having studied at the University of Cardiff. She has spent her career working in Dorset in a variety of roles, including several years in community pharmacy, before joining the practice in 2018. She qualified as in Independent Prescriber in 2020. Claire has a particular interest in the prevention and treatment of cardio-vascular disease. Outside of work she enjoys mountain biking and running.

Nurses Team

The role of the Practice Nurse

Practice Nurses are qualified, registered and accomplished health care professionals. We support the Practice and patients by providing clinics with a diverse range of skills and knowledge in order to promote physical and mental well-being. We provide clinics supporting the national screening program for cervical cytology, adult and childhood immunisations and the management of long-term conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma and COPD. We are particularly skilled in the management of complexed wounds and leg ulcers. We also provide travel health advice.

Photos in order - Jo Timmis - Team Leader - RGN, Jan Grover - RGN, Ali Gibbs - RGN, Alison Thompson - RGN, Emily Scammell - RGN, Kate Watkins - RGN

Jo Timmis  Jan Grover  Ali Gibbs  Alison Thompson Emily Scammell  Kate Watkins 

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.

The role of the HCA

Health care assistants are non-registered practitioners who support the Practice and patients by providing clinics with a diverse range of skills particularly in phlebotomy, diagnostic tests and health promotion.

Photos in order - Rachael West, Megan Eldridge, Louise Cullen and Katie Williams and Zoe Miller

Rachael West  Megan Eldridge    Louise Cullen  Katie Williams Zoe Miller

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