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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.

I was born and educated in Dublin where I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. I continued to develop my nursing career, spending time in the cardiothoracic department in Southampton followed by five years working in cancer care which I found very fulfilling. This gave me the skills to move out into the community where I first came in touch with St Clements. This was firstly as a Rapid Response key worker and later as the BHF heart failure nurse specialist in 2006. My final community post was as the Community Matron providing chronic disease management and support for St Clements patients. I finally joined the Nurse Practitioner team in 2010. Within this role I am able on occasion to use my community skills and contacts by undertaking home visits for the GP's. I also provide a nurse led clinic at the Trinity Centre once a week.

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


Fiona Morris


Clare Saunders

Dip Nursing

Jane Philebrown


Healthcare Assistants

Belinda Miles
Sarah James
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