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St Andrews Medical Practice

Meet Our Nursing Staff


 

Jacqui Hodgson

RGN  Bsc Human Science  Independent Nurse Prescriber, Nurse Mentor PGC (Teachers in Primary Care)

 

Jacqui has worked at St Andrews Medical Practice since 1995 after completing a degree in Human Science at UCL. During her time at St Andrews she has developed professionally and takes the clinical lead in Asthma/COPD management. As a prescriber she runs nurse practitioner sessions for urgent on the day appointments. Over recent years she has taken an active role both within the practice and the Barnet network teaching and supporting the multidisciplinary team. As the lead nurse she is passionate about the team development supporting both General Practice Nurse Trainees and Student Nurses.

 

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Kate Regan

SRN Diploma in Diabetes Care

 

Kate has worked at St Andrews Medical Practice since 1988 and is probably one of the longest serving Practice Nurses within Barnet. Before working as a Practice Nurse she worked as a midwife at Edgware Hospital. Kate did her General and midwifery training in the Barnet area so knows this area well. Kate takes the lead in the practice for Diabetes and works closely with the GPs to provide holistic care for our diabetes patients.

 

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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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Fatu Conteh
Adult Nurse

 

Fatu has recently joined the team of nurses at St Andrews Medical Practice on a fixed term contract as part of a project to train and place more nurses from secondary care within Primary Care.  She has worked in the UK since 2000 at the Royal Free Hospital, North Middlesex and Finchley Memorial Hospital. Her specialty is discharge and Rehabilitation Coordinator and she often works in A&E at the weekends. She will be working at St Andrews Medical Practice for 12 months from 1/2/16-31/1/17 while studying at the University of Hertfordshire.

 

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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.

 

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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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