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.
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 playing 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.
Jess qualified in September 2006 from the University of East Anglia.
She began her nursing career in Accident and Emergency at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Accident and Emergency gave her a good basis of general and acute skills which led her to the role of Outreach Nurse.
Jess was proud to join the Humbleyard Team in 2018. Areas of interest are minor illness and injury.
Jess is kept busy by her two daughters and loves being absorbed by village life.
Outside of work you will find Jess searching out mountains to climb and hiking in the peak district with her family.
Ella joined the Practice Outreach Team in January 2019. She studied at the UEA where she is qualified as an adult nurse in 2008. She started working on the surgical ward at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, before heading out to the community to work as a District Nurse for 8 years. Area of interest includes palliative care, complex dressings and minor illness. Ella lives with her Husband and energetic 5 year old just outside of Norwich. As a family they enjoy walks in the woods and swimming. Ella attends the gym to keep active and healthy.
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.
Amanda Smith ANP
Amanda was born in Norfolk and completed her nursing degree at the UEA in Norwich, she worked in dialysis at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital before leaving to train and work as a Health Visitor. Later Amanda had a change to general practice and started her role as a practice nurse gaining qualifications in Asthma and Diabetes care and later going on to complete her PgDip in Advanced Healthcare Practice. Currently she is about to complete her dissertation to gain her full MSc.
Amanda lives with her husband who initially specialised in the Royal Marines seeing operational tours and now works as an exercise rehabilitation instructor as part of the Royal Air Force. They share their home with their rescue cat Mittens and Greek rescue dog Tilly and will soon be extending their family with the arrival of twins. Spare time and weekends are filled with time spent with family, long walks and adventures with Tilly and keeping fit.
Katie Walsh – Trainee ANP
Originally from Yorkshire, Katie studied Communication studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She travelled a little in Africa, and then went on to complete her nursing qualification in Leeds in 2008. She moved down to Norfolk in 2009 where she married and had twin girls. Katie has worked in critical care, and as a specialist nurse in palliative care. Katie joined the practice in 2019, and is currently studying an MSc in advanced clinical practice at the UEA. Katie’s spare time is taken up enjoying the coast with her family and lively cockapoo Poppy.
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