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St Andrews Medical Practice

50 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9EX

Meet Our Nursing Staff

Jacqui Hodgson

RGN  PGCert(Teachers in Primary Care)  Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner Nurse Mentor and Eductator, Queens Nurse

Jacqui has worked at St Andrews Medical Practice since 1995. She completed her nurse training at The Royal Free Hospital,  studied Human Science at UCL and worked in ITU prior to working in Primary Care.  Jacqui is the Lead Nurse and is passionate about education and often supports student nurses and General Practice Nurse Trainees. She takes the clinical lead in Asthma/COPD as well as managing other long term conditions such as diabetes.  As a prescriber she runs nurse practitioner sessions for urgent on the day appointments. She also sees patients for contraception and sexual health advice. Recently she has taken on the clinical educator role for the Primary Care Network for the local area.





Frances Cosgrave


Frances has worked at St Andrews Medical Practice since 2006. After qualifying as a nurse  and midwife Frances worked in A&E. She then took time out of nursing to spend time with her family.

She joined the team initially as a Health Care Assistant and was supported by the practice to study her “Back to Nursing” course and became a Practice Nurse in 2008.  As well as the routine Practice Nursing skills; baby immunisation, smear taking, smoking cessation, travel advise, ear care etc Frances takes a lead in the practice for the Learning Disabilities Patients.





Katya Buroni

General Practice Nursing Trainee 


Katya has previously worked as a Community Nurse for six years.  She managed a team of both nurses and healthcare assistants and had an interest in leg wounds and bandaging.  At present she is studying the General Practice Nursing qualification at the Practice and is developing her skills particularly in long term conditions, such as, diabetes.  Katya is looking forward to completing the course and in working within her new role as a GPN




Dara Smith

Health Care Support Worker NVQ Level 3


Dara first joined St Andrews Medical Practice as one of the first Health Care Assistants within Barnet.

She then moved to Ireland for 9 years where she looked after her growing family. She missed the surgery so much that on her return from Ireland she came back to work with the team. She has a keen interest in Dementia and is the practice Dementia Champion. She has continued to study since her return completing the Care Certificate requirements, chaperoning, infection control, training in spirometry testing, flu and pneumonia vaccination, administration of B12 injections, smoking cessation and motivational interviewing. She runs clinics for the NHS Health checks and keeps the practice stocked up on all essentials.



Student Nurses


The Practice often has student nurses on placement from the University of Hertfordshire. They spend 4-12 weeks on placement and gain valuable experience while here about working within a GP practice and with the wider primary care team.

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