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Nurse Practitioners

GPs can be 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 an 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.

Currently we do not have an ANP employed at Central Surgery. 


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:

  • Phlebotomy
  • 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)


Practice Nurse  

Registered General Nurse (1986) 

English spoken 

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)


Practice Nurse

RN, BSc(Hons), PG Cert, PG Dip, Heart Failure and COPD (level 6 - 2011)

English Speaking

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.

Janet Dashti (f)

JDPractice Nurse

RGN 2005

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)


Practice Nurse

English Speaker

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.

Zoe Henderson (f)

Health Practitioners

Sandra Ramirez (f)

Sandra is a practice paramedic and will be carrying out home visits to support the doctors.

Healthcare Assistants

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.

Christine Payne (f)

Health Care AssistantChristine Payne                                          

English Speaker

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.


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Vicky Thorpe (f)

Vicky is a proficient healthcare assistant who has worked in various healthcare settings. She joins Central on 4/6/18. 

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