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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.

Andre Pilling Paramedic Practitioner Andre

Andre joined the NHS in 1995, starting his career as a Blood Collection Team Assistant with the National Blood Transfusion Service in Cornwall. In April 2000, he trained as an Ambulance Technician attending 999 calls for Hampshire Ambulance Service and in 2006, transferred to the South Western Ambulance Service in Wiltshire completing his Paramedic Foundation Degree at the University West of England. In 2010 he became a Paramedic Practice Placement Educator/Lead Paramedic training, mentoring and assessing Emergency Care Assistants and student Paramedics. 

After 5 years as a Rapid Response Car Paramedic in Trowbridge, he finally left front line emergency work starting as an Emergency Practitioner at Trowbridge Minor Injury Unit. Over the last two years he has trained in the management of simple and complex wounds, fractures and dislocations as well as same day acute illnesses such as chest pains. He has also completed forensic training with local police forces for sexual offences examination and management of detainees and offenders in line with criminal justice provisions.  He has completed the Emergency Practitioner and Minor Injuries and Illness in Children modules at the University West of England both at master’s level working towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice.

He joined Gillingham Medical Practice in September 2019.




Michelle Smith BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Branch) - Lead Practice Nurse

Syra Forshaw RGN

Gill Jarrett-Kerr RGN

Felicity Viette RGN

Naomi Reidy RGN

Sue MacKinnon RGN BSc (Hons) - Bank Nurse

Sam Shields RN BSc (Hons) - Bank Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

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

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

Kodie Collier (National 15 Standard Care Certificate with Hospital, Community and Emergency Care experience) 

Lisa Green 

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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