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FLU VACCINATIONS: 

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 

 

 

Nurse Practitioners

Candice Highland (f)

Qualified in 2005 at Kingston University and started in A&E Epsom.  Candice turned to Practice Nursing in South London specialising in Diabetes (Warwick University), Respiratory (Greenwich University), Leg Ulcers (Kingston University). Candice then became an Independent Nurse Prescriber and studied at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital for minor ailments, South Bank University for ANP Summer School in 2006/2017.  Candice set up her own company and worked for various surgeries and Walk in Centres from Hastings to London. Candice started working at Oakfield Health Centre during August 2017 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, seeing patients with minor ailments and chronic health and is now looking to develop the role further to a Masters in Advanced Clinical Assessment.

Kerry Page (f)

Kerry qualified from Guys school of Nursing in 1994 and worked in A&E in Lewisham Hospital. After a few years Kerry became a practice nurse, completing courses in asthma, and wound care and leg ulcer management. Kerry returned to A&E and worked as a nurse practitioner, completing courses in minor injuries, minor ailments and examination skills, at the Nightingale institute, Kings College, London. Then spent time working in the community as a district nurse/community matron, taking additional training in diabetes and long term condition care.  Kerry managed a team of nurses and supported student nurses by being a nurse teacher/mentor. Kerry moved back to primary care in April 2018 and in July 2019 Kerry passed her nurse prescribing qualification and is now an Independent Prescriber. Kerry hopes to enhance my role further, by training with the FSRH to fit contraceptive implants and coils.

 

Simon Wangoto (m)

Simon joined Oakfield Health Centre as an ANP in January 2019 from a similar Surgery and role  in Ashford Kent. Initially qualified with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Nairobi in 2001.  Initially worked in Kenya before joining the NHS in 2004 at the Medway Maritime Hospital Adult Medicine and Emergencies Departments. Started ANP training at the University of Greenwich in 2012 after Joining MedOCC (the out of hours and urgent care provider in Medway and Swale) and now has a post graduate certificate in advanced practice.   Training at post graduate level at the University of Greenwich covered long term conditions management, leadership and management, minor illnesses management and is an Independent and supplementary prescriber. Also submitted a research proposal on telephone consultations hoping to complete the full independent research in future.  Motivated and keen on continuous learning, member of the RCN and the Faculty of reproductive and sexual health (Frsh)

Nurses

Nurse Leanne Osmond (f)
Nurse Sara Martin (f)

Leanne and Sara, our Practice Nurses see patients over the age of 2 years with minor illnesses i.e. coughs, colds, urine infections, skin problems etc by appointment.  They are also available for the removal of stitches, dressing changes, ear syringing and for those who haven't seen a Doctor or Nurse in the last 3 years.  They give advice regarding contraception, menopause and general lifestyle issues.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Judy Dowsett (f)

Judy works as an Healthcare Assistant (HCA) Assistant Practitioner. Judy's  role includes general health care assistant duties such as taking blood pressures, urine testing and lung function testing, and special interest in exercise. 

Mrs Helen Field (f)

Helen works as an Healthcare Assistant (HCA) Assistant Practitioner. Helen's role includes general health care assistant Practitioner duties such as taking blood pressures, urine testing and lung function testing, ECG, Phlebotomy.

 
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