Our nurse practitioners work very closely with the duty doctor. They are qualified to degree level and provide outstanding levels of care in our duty clinics and across the practice in general.
Mrs Michèle Smoker (f) – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
MSc in Advanced Professional Practice
Michèle studied nursing in 1980 at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where she completed her general training, qualifying as a State Registered Nurse in 1983. Having had a varied and interesting career travelling as a service family, further study resulted in achieving a Masters degree in 2007.
Michèle has been in primary care for 20 years. She has a broad experience in all aspects of primary care. Her specialist area is all aspects of women’s health including provision of all types of contraception and managing menopause.
At Bermuda and Marlowe, Michèle is involved in our Triage call and on the day appointments, she is a lead member in caring for our nursing home residents. She is able to diagnose prescribe and treat many conditions
Outside of work Michèle enjoys travelling, cooking, entertaining and spending time with her children and grandchild.
Mrs Jennifer Whalley (f) – Nurse Practitioner
BSc (Hon.) V 300
Jenny has worked in the practice for many years. She is one of the diabetic leads, seeing, reviewing and treating our diabetic patients. Jenny sees a variety of patients from tiny babies to elderly adults. When she is not working she enjoys swimming and she is a renowned artist who demonstrates her skills to local art societies.
We have a team of practice nurses who see patients on an appointment system from Monday to Friday. They work closely with the doctors and are able to advise on various health problems. As well as performing general nursing duties such as changing dressings and removing stitches, they may also run specialist clinics for those with asthma, diabetes and hypertension. They also carry out adult and child immunisations, cervical smears and give advice on travel-related health issues.
The healthcare assistants work as part of the nursing team. They assist nurses and other health care professionals. They have undergone a rigorous training programme in the practice and at the hospital.
Our HCA’s run a variety of clinics including taking blood samples, blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram tests (ECG), injections, carers health checks, NHS health checks, memory screening, removal of stitches, COPD checks and many more
Mrs Sara Holloway (f)
HCA, NVQ111 (Health)
Minor wound care, phelbotomy, health checks and surgical procedure assistant.
Mrs Christiana Meira
MPharm (Hons), MRPharmS, MGPhc, PgDip Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacist Independent Prescriber
Christiana regularly calls our patients to check on their prescribed medication.
We have two community midwives who see our pregnant patients here at the surgery. They run their clinics on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.