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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are senior nurses with general nursing training who have then undergone further academic and clinical training to develop their skills and knowledge. They provide a nursing service that incorporates some of the aspects of care that was previously provided by a doctor. During the consultation the nurse practitioner will ask about your problem, perform an examination and offer advice and information and, if necessary give a prescription. On some occasions they may ask you refer you to either a GP or secondary care for further assessment or treatment.

Helene Irvine

MA Bsc (Hons) RN RM NP Dip. PN ENP

I completed my general nursing and midwifery training in Leeds and have worked in primary care since 1989.Before moving to Winchester I was a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, and have also worked as a national trainer for the British Heart Foundation and the Health Education Authority.

I qualified as a nurse prescriber in 2002.

I am the lead nurse for the Art College students as well as providing a weekly surgery at Peter Symonds College for the boarding students.

Claire Davis

RGN, Post Grad. Diploma in Cardiothoracic Nursing, Independent Prescriber.

Sarah Symonds

RGN B.Sc.(Hons); RGN, Independent Prescriber

I qualified at King’s College, London in 1991. I have worked in hospital departments including General Medical; Respiratory and Cardiac nursing. In 2006 I qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber and joined the St. Clements practice team in 2013. I work with the team of Nurse Practitioners and Duty Doctors to provide a service to patients who need to be urgently seen and treated. My role includes urgent home visits, in discussion with the Duty Doctor, and a weekly clinic at the Trinity Centre.


Judy Evans


Clare Saunders

Dip Nursing

Healthcare Assistants

Belinda Miles
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