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St Andrews Medical Practice

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

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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.

 


 

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Frances Cosgrave

SRN


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.

 

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Charlotte MacCarthy 
Advanced Nurse Practitioner 
RGN, BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, Pgcert (Practice Education) 
Charlotte has worked in general practice since 1997 and since 2004 has worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within General Practice, Walk in Centres and Out of Hours services.  She has experience in managing and assessing acute and minor illness, chronic disease and telephone triage. She is also is an independent prescriber. Charlotte has experience in leading practice development projects and been involved in the teaching and training of trainee nurses and advanced nurse practitioner within General Practice. Charlotte joined the practice part time in 2017 combining being a Senior Lecturer at London Southbank University on the Advanced Practice Programme. Since August 2019 Charlotte has taken a full time post at the practice.

 

 

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Bledar Topuzi

Health Care Support Worker

 

 

Bledar has completed courses in Health Care Assistant training, Phlebotomy, Diabetes and Immunisation technique.
He qualified as a medical doctor in Albania, having completed his Diploma in General Medicine 2008-2014 and hopes to complete his conversion course to allow him to practice in the UK.

 

 

 

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Rocini Enriquez

General Practice Nurse Trainee

Rocini qualified as a Nurse in 2019 and went straight into training as a Practice Nurse. Prior to qualifying, Rocini worked in various GP Practices, starting as a receptionist, and then training as a healthcare assistant. During this time Rocini gained valuable skills to contribute to her Nursing career such as phlebotomy, wound care, NHS health checks and more. ‚ÄčRocini is looking forward to developing her skills as a Practice Nurse.

 

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Shumaina Ali

Trainee Nurse Associate

 

Shumaina has newly joined St Andrews Medical Practice as a trainee nurse associate and will be based here for 2 years. This is a new generic role in the nursing field in England that bridges the gap between HCSWs and registered nurses. Shumaina has over 5 years experience as a senior receptionist/administrator in GP practices and is looking forward to completing her course and becoming a registered NA. 

 

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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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