At Central Surgery, GPs are supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who has received sufficient training and assessments to be able to take on extra clinical assessments, including history-taking and physical examination, so they can safely manage patients presenting with undiagnosed conditions such as minor illness. Therefore, to ensure we utilise our appointments and skillsets efficiently, depending on the nature of your ailments, you may be offered an appointment with the ANP who will be able to:
- Prescribe any medicine for any condition within their competence (including some controlled medicines.
- Make treatment decisions, including ordering necessary investigations.
- Refer patients to secondary care, although this varies on a local basis.
|Lorna Gibson (f)|
Lorna Gibson joined Central Surgery in 1998 as one of the first Advanced Nurse Practitioners to ever work in General Practice. She undertakes the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients.
She works closely alongside our GP team and her specialist areas are Asthma, Diabetes, Mental Health and Female Health including contraception, pre/post menopause counselling and advice.
She undertook a Masters in Multidisciplinary Team Working in General Practice and is very proud of Central Surgery's reputation for being a leading teaching practice. She mentors other nurses, medical students and currently leads the Central Nursing Team.
Lorna works 3 days a week Monday, Tuesday and Fridays.
At Central Surgery we are very fortunate to have a strong and experienced team of Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants who are able to deal with a range of conditions such as:
- Complex Wound Dressings
- Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD etc)
- Monitoring of Blood Pressure
- Travel Advice
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Family Planning
- Health Checks
As a training practice, our patients may also come into contact with Student Nurses who are frequently placed with us as part of their training. We are firm believers in supporting new generations of Practice Nurses through their education and training and feel this is a fundamental part of our job. That said, we are also aware that not all patients may feel comfortable in having a student nurse sit in on their consultation. Therefore, we will always ask our patients up front for their consent as at no time do we want a patient to feel embarrassed or awkward by their presence. We are always grateful when patients agree, but equally completely respect patients' right to privacy.
|Sue Kingsley (f)|
Registered General Nurse (1986)
Particular interests - care of older people Sue has been with the practice for many years and is well known for her expert and caring approach to our older people - an area of nursing she particularly enjoys. She says she loves her work with a passion and it's definitely the right job for her! She also loves sailing and Formula One racing
|Caroline Shannon (f)|
RN, BSc(Hons), PG Cert, PG Dip, Heart Failure and COPD (level 6 - 2011)
Caroline has worked at Central Surgery for over 10 years having initially been seconded there whilst studying at South Bank University. Previously she worked in the community and in a respiratory department. Her particular areas of interest are respiratory, heart failure and travel health, but she enjoys the variety involved in practice nursing and learning new things. Outside work she likes walking, gardening and most craft activities.
|Carole Middleton (f)|
RGN (1981) and RSCN (1984)
Carole joined Central Surgery's nursing team when we merged with Kingsdown Surgery on 1st July 2017.
She has been a Practice Nurse since 1981 and her areas of special interest are paediatrics, well-woman and respiratory.
Outside of work Carole enjoys long-haul travelling, dancing, swimming and keeping fit.
|Janet Dashti (f)|
English and Farsi ( persian ) speaker
Janet has been a practice nurse since 2009. Previously worked at care of the elderly, internal medicine, and burn unit.
Her areas of special interest are Diabetes, Travel health, and respiratory; However, she enjoys the variety involved in practice nursing and new updates.
Outside of work she enjoys travelling, running, cycling and playing tennis.
|Jane Fairman (f)|
Jane commenced her training in nursing in 1983 at Lewisham and Guys NHS Trust and went onto qualify as an Enrolled Nurse whilst working at both Lewisham and Epsom hospitals on a variety of wards.
In 1998 after having completed her RGN training, she then decided to change direction and worked as a Community Nurse at various locations for several years.
In 2013 Jane, changed career direction again and became a Primary Care Practice Nurse.
She has diplomas and interests in Tissue Viability (Wound Care) and Diabetes. Additionally, she also has a diploma in General Practice Nursing and Contraception and Sexual Health.
Jane has seen a variety of changes in the NHS that have been challenging however she still finds her job in nursing extremely rewarding.
Healthcare Assistants play an important role in support clinicians (including Practice Nurses and GPs) with their daily work. This may include assisting with minor surgery, wound care, acting as chaperones if a patient or clinician requests one and assisting with family planning procedures.
Additionally, Health Care Assistants hold their own clinics so you may find you have been given an appointment with a HCA for matters such as blood pressure monitoring, phlebotomy (taking blood) and Health checks etc.
|Tracey Green (f)|
Tracey joined Central Surgery on 19th March 1989.
She qualified in phlebotomy on 5th March 2003 and obtained her Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care in February 2013.
Outside of work Tracey is married and has 2 teenage children. They enjoy holidays, eating out, socialising with friends and going to the cinema. She also has two dogs which she enjoys taking on long walks.
|Lorraine Murphy (f)|
Lorraine joined Kingsdowne Surgery in May 2004 and joined Central Surgery when both surgeries merged on 1st July 2017
She obtained a City & Guilds NVQ care level 3 July in 2005
|Christine Payne (f)|
Health Care Assistant
Christine has worked at the surgery for many years.
She qualified in phlebotomy in 2003 and obtained her Level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care.
She enjoys her job as a health care assistant. She has 3 children and enjoys eating out and walking her dog.