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Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Claire Pagett (f)

                                                                                                      

Claire joined the surgery in October 2016. Claire is an ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner).

Claire qualified in 2000 in Adult Nursing and worked in the Emergency Department at UHCW until October 2016. In 2009 she gained her Health Assessment and Minor Injury and Illness qualifications and in 2013 she became a full time Emergency Nurse Practitioner.  With both of these, Claire is able to see, assess and diagnose her own patients.  Her background is in both Minor Illness and Minor Injury and this is the service Claire is providing at Westside Medical Centre.

Claire is also an Independent Prescriber and has a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Nurses

Mrs Heather Walker

Mrs Walker also carries out standard nursing duties and runs clinics for asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease. She is an independent prescriber.

Mrs Charlene Manning (f)

I Studied nursing at the University of Natal (Durban) in South Africa and qualified with a B SOC SC degree in nursing and midwifery. Worked as a midwife for a couple of years and then as a childbirth educator. I went back to general nursing in 1998 and worked at St. Cross on a medical rehabilitation ward for 6 years and then on the community for 11 years. I have been a mentor for student nurses for about 13 years.



My special interests are wound care, diabetes and health promotion.

Mrs Ruth Greenfield (f)

Ruth is our Practice Nurse. She joined our surgery in December 2016. Ruth has a  background in Community Nursing before joining us at Westside. Ruth has also worked as a Staff Nurse in a hospital and an Endoscopy Nurse in a hospital.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Vicky Smith (f)

Vicky is our Health Care Assistant at the surgery.  She joined us in August 2016.  Vicky assists in the Minor Op Clinic and the Family Planning Clinics.  Vicky also does health checks, ECGs, some immunisation (but not all). She also does BP checks and removal of sutures amongst other things.

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