All nurses within the team are very experienced; in addition to routine nursing care, complex dressings, contraception, sexual health screening and cervical smears, the nurses also provide comprehensive care for patients with long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes.
Some of the nursing team also provide support, within our urgent care service, for patients with minor illness; patients requesting a same-day appointment or urgent assistance throughout the day will be offered a telephone call-back by the Urgent Care Doctor or Urgent Care Nurse and will be offered a face-to-face appointment, if needed, following telephone assessment.
|Sister Amy Virdi - Practice Nurse and Prescriber|
Amy started her nursing career at Gloucester Road Medical Centre in 2011 following a placement at the surgery as a student nurse. Currently working towards her MSc in Advanced Practice, she undertakes all aspects of treatment room, working towards specialisms within both respiratory and urgent care.
As a mum to 3 children, her home life is very busy. When she is not on the side-lines of a rugby/football pitch she enjoys running and can often been seen gallivanting around the local area with her running group.
|Sister Gill Wattam - Practice Nurse and Prescriber|
Gill started her nursing career in 1986 and took some time out to raise her family. She returned to practice at Gloucester Road Medical Centre in 2013, successfully completing her Return to Practice Course at the end of 2015. She has since completed a Diploma in Minor Illness and gained her Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification. At the practice, Gill is involved in all aspects of the Treatment Room and specialises in Dementia and Urgent Care. Outside of work, Gill is kept busy with her two children and two energetic dogs.
|Sister Sue Richardson - Practice Nurse|
Sue joined the practice in June 2017 as a treatment room nurse. Her responsibilities include; childhood immunisations, travel clinic , seeing patients with Learning Difficulties for review and health promotion work. Sue has recently started her training to undertake smears.
Outside of work Sue's three children keep her busy, along with playing tennis and singing in a choir.
|Sister Victoria Anning - Practice Nurse|
Victoria joined the practice in 2018. She has an active role in treatment room care. Victoria has an interest in long-term conditions and recently completed a diploma in diabetes.
Victoria specialised as a learning disability nurse. Therefore, is very passionate in meeting the health needs of people with a learning disability.
When not at work, Victoria is a busy and proud Mum. In her spare time she enjoys pottering in the garden, long country walks and is a huge movie fan.
|Sister Kathryn Dawson - Practice Nurse|
Kat joined the practice in June 2019. She has an active role in the urgent care service, assisting both with telephone calls and urgent care appointments. Prior to joining Gloucester Road Medical Centre, Kat specialised in Accident and Emergency. Kat is due to undertake her non-medical prescribing course. Outside of work Kate is a very busy, proud Mum of two and when she isn't running around after them she enjoys going out for a run with her local running group.
|Sister Emma Andrews|
Emma joined the practice in September 2019.