Hurstbourne Tarrant Parish
Adv. Nurse Practitioners/Practice Nurses
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (Maggie/Anne/Rachel)
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are experienced registered nurses with degree/masters level training. They are qualified and skilled to assess and diagnoses patients’ physical, psychological and social needs. They can order tests, prescribe and make referrals to specialists if needed. Our Nurse Practitioners work closely with the doctors and provide pre bookable appointments for patients, help oversee the management of chronic diseases, lead the same day emergency clinics each morning and can visit patients at home when requested.
Maggie Harris BSc (hons) Clinical Practice
Maggie worked as an auxiliary nurse at the old Infirmary in Salisbury from 1989 and in 2003 graduated from Bournemouth University. On qualification her posts included high care and acute surgical at Salisbury District Hospital. In 2008 she moved to the Southern Health Community Care Team and worked as a Community Sister, with particular interest in end of life care. In 2011 she studied at Southampton University and attained a qualification in history taking and physical assessment leading on to qualifying as an Independent Prescriber. She moved into primary care in Andover in 2013 and elected to join the Two Rivers Medical Partnership in 2015 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Maggie's particular professional interest is Hypertension and Cardiac disease; as part of the team she enjoys visiting patients at home. Her hobbies include aromatherapy and healing.
Anne completed her nurse training at St Georges in London and has worked in general practice since 1996. Since joining the team at Derrydown Clinic she has completed her Nurse Practitioner training gaining an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. Anne’s interests are in the management of Long Term Conditions including diabetes, asthma, copd, high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. She also enjoys seeing patients for contraception and sexual health needs. Anne has a BSc in Nutrition and this is put too good use in helping patients improve their health with dietary changes. When not working Anne prefers to be outdoors or in a swimming pool.
Rachel trained in Adult Nursing at Bournemouth University and worked briefly in acute medicine at Colchester General. In 1999 she began her career in Accident and Emergency at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, starting as a Staff Nurse and progressing to Sister. In 2004, she began her training as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, completing her degree in Advance Clinical Practice and her Nurse Prescribing Qualification in 2014. From 2006 to 2016 she worked in the Minor Injuries unit at Andover War Memorial Hospital, gaining a wide range of experience in minor injury, illness and acute skills. She is enjoying further developing her skills within general practice. When not at work, Rachel loves baking, walking and spending time with her family and her (high maintenance) cats.
Practice nurses (Pippa/Allison)
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma/COPD or diabetes, and carry out cervical smears, immunisations and travel clinics. They can also help with health issues such as family planning, provide healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings.