The Practice Nursing Team are here to help patients with a wide range of health related issues. These include family planning, minor illness, cervical cytology screening, travel advice, blood pressure checks, vaccinations and immunisations and wound dressings. Some of the Practice Nurses also run clinics for long standing health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
Our GP practice is part of the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System. For further information, please visit www.improvinglivesnw.org.uk
Joanna Horne – Nurse Manager
Joanna has lived in Norfolk almost all of her life and was clear from a young age that her career would be nursing. Joanna qualified as a registered nurse in 1990, completing her training at the Ipswich Hospital School of Nursing.
Joanna enjoyed a portfolio nursing career gaining experience in children’s medical, recovery, infectious disease, peritoneal dialysis and clinical investigations and working on the Medical Admissions Unit at Ipswich Hospital. Joanna joined the newly formed NHS Direct in Norwich as a nurse advisor and then I then in 2004 she embarked on a primary care career as a Practice Nurse in Norwich. Joanna then gained extended qualifications in respiratory and diabetes care during this time. In recent years Joanna has been a lead nurse/ nurse manager at a busy three site Norwich practice.
When not working, Joanna enjoys gardening, long walks and riding her bike. Joanna has had a long time passion of being able to play the piano.
Outreach Nursing Team
Currently the Practice has three outreach Nurses, These Nurses are based at the Hethersett Surgery. The role of the Nurses are to see housebound Patients, They work closely with the Doctors of the Practice and also other members of the NHS such as the District nursing team and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Eden qualified as a Nurse in 2017 from the UEA. She worked in Accident and Emergency at the NNUH and then went on to work with people with neurological conditions which gave her a wide range of nursing skills. She loved the varied nature of her role in A&E which led her to Outreach Nursing where she can use her assessment and triage skills. Particular areas of interest include minor illness/ injury and clinical assessment. Eden lives with her boyfriend and rescue dog just outside of Norwich. In her spare time Eden loves holidays, food and yoga!
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) who work within General Practice have undertaken extra training to be more advanced within the clinical area. An ANP can prescribe medication, refer patients to secondary care and also undertake appropriate home visits.
Laura Buckenham ANP
Laura completed her BSc (Hons) Nursing in 2009 at UEA. She spent the next 10 years at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital working in the Accident & Emergency Department; where she took a Deputy sister post for the last 6 years. She loved this varied, diverse role and working in a large supportive team in a sometimes hectic environment. These assessment and triage skills are now being utilised in her current Outreach role at the practice since May 2019. She is currently back studying at UEA working alongside her current role working towards her Advanced Professional Practice Msc. Areas of interest include minor illness/injury and clinical assessment skills. Laura started her family 4 years ago and has two young children who keep her busy at home. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Health Care Assistants
The Health Care Assistants carry out blood tests (phlebotomy), blood pressures checks, ECGs, weight checks and Health checks. The Practice also have advanced Health Care Assistants who are able to do B12 injections, wound dressings, flu immunisations, diabetic health checks and some children’s blood tests.
Tracy – Senior Health Care Assistant
Sally – Senior Health Care Assistant