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Nurse Practitioners

The Nurse Practitioners work side by side with the GPs here.  They are able to work independently to diagnose and prescribe for a wide variety of conditions that would have traditionally been provided for by a GP.  In some circumstances they can discuss your case further with a GP or arrange an appointment for you.

Jenny Holding RGN & BSc (Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Jenny qualified as a Registered Nurse more than 20 years ago.  She worked as a Senior Sister at Shaftesbury Community Hospital, mainly in the Minor Injuries Unit.  Jenny completed her Nurse Practitioner Degree at Bournemouth University and shortly after undertook an Independent Prescribing Course. She worked in General Practice in Shaftesbury and Wincanton as a Nurse Practitioner for 11 years. She has a specialist interest in Minor Illness and Women’s Health. 

Jenny is married with a grown up son. Her hobbies include dressmaking, reading and walking her dog.


Sarah Stephen RGN & BSc (Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sarah has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in General Practice for over 10 years. 

She is married with 2 daughters and a granddaughter.  Her hobbies include gardening, working out at the gym and reading a good novel.


Syra Forshaw RGN

Gill Jarrett-Kerr RGN

Sue MacKinnon RGN BSc (Hons)

Michelle Smith BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Branch)

Sam Shields RN BSc (Hons)

Felicity Viette RGN

Healthcare Assistants

Justine Cook (NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care)

Ester Campbell-Hunter (NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care)

Emma Swannack (NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care)

Kodie Collier

Evie Willis

Healthcare Assistants support the Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurements, ECGs, new patient checks and smokestop. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

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