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Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
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Hailsham RoadHerstmonceuxEast Sussex, BN27 4JXTel: 01323 833535
Dr Dodge trained at King's College London and Westminster Medical School and qualified in 1986. She did her GP training on the Cleveland Scheme in Middlesborough, then was a Partner in Durham for 7 years. Dr Dodge joined Herstmonceux Health Centre in 1998. She has undertaken additional training in memory assessment and dementia care. Her other medical interests include dermatology and gynaecology.
Dr Dodge has four daughters and enjoys family activities, gardening and walking.
Dr Andersen trained at UCL, alongside Dr Simmons, qualifying in 1997. She also completed a degree
in the history of medicine and travelled abroad before training as a GP in Sussex. Paediatrics, elderly
care medicine and mental health are her areas of special interest. She is also particularly keen on the
holistic aspects of healthcare, and would like to focus on health more than disease, and ability more
than disability. In 2017 she will reach the end of a part time Masters degree in Global Health at Sussex
University. Her current research project is on the potential health benefits of singing, and she has been
known to prescribe singing as we do have a choir at the practice. She lives in Brighton and enjoys
walking with her partner, two children and dog. 'NHS Stories' is an art project that she has run recently
and the photographs from it can be seen on Facebook under the title " NHS Stories".
MBBS, MRGCP, JCPTGP, MFHom, DFFP
Dr Sikorski qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School London 1998. Dr Sikorsko has continued studying holistic medicine and applying effective healing therapies in his usual NHS practice since attending his first course in Medical Acupuncture in 1992. He is Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy, a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and has recently been elected deputy chair of the BMA South East Coastal Regional Council and chair of the British Holistic Medical Association.
Debbie Hart is our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Debbie is a trained nurse with years of experience both in practice and as an Advanced Community Nurse Practitioner.
Debbie is trained to consult and prescribe and will be working and supported by the Doctors at our Health Centre
Lizzie Ripley - Lead Nurse
Lizzie qualified as a general adult Nurse in September 2005, starting her career as a District Nurse. Lizzie went on to become the Lead Nurse at the largest practice in Lewes managing a team of 12 Nurses. During her time in Primary care she has completed her Masters modules in wound care, diabetic management, physical health assessment, pharmocolgy and nurse prescribing. When Lizzie is not working she can be found with her family, dog walking, watching karate and rugby or roller booting!!!
Lola Strom - Nurse
Specialising in Asthma, COPD & Smoking cessation clinic. Lola qualified in 1982 from Harefield and Mount Vernon Hospitals School of Nursing and started working in General Practice in December 2002.
Lola is proud to have been the only staff member to attend Wembley on the 30th July 1966
Debbie Simkins - Nurse
Qualified as a nurse in 1984, St Bartholomews Hospital, School of Nursing, London. Following on from that I worked in operating theatres then took a 10 year break to travel all over the world and then to undertake a degree in Biology and animal Behaviour. I had my children, now aged 24 and 18, and as they became older I moved from part time work to full time at an orthopae3dic hospital. I became a Practice Nurse 3 years ago and when not working I am interested in Wildlife, conservation and walking my German Shepherd dog
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks.
They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Sally Smith - Healthcare Assistant
There is a team of district nurses who work alongside the GPs and surgery staff. They provide skilled nursing care and advice, when requested, to patients, relatives and carers. Unlike the practice nurses their services are focussed on people who are housebound and includes care as diverse as minor dressings to care of the terminally ill at home. The nurses also work in co-operation with other health care agencies.
They can be contacted directly on 01323 446987.
Health visitors are qualified nurses with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and education. They offer practical support and advice in a host of diverse situations. Many people think that health visitors only visit new babies and their families at home. This is not the complete picture. Health visitors aim to promote the health of the whole community.
The team can be contacted on 01435 865811 and they also run a clinic in Herstmonceux Village Hall between 9.30am and 10.30am on the first Wednesday each month.
From 1st July 2019 we welcome Dr Nosheen Abid who joins us as our GP in training. Dr Abid is in her 3rd and final year of the GP specialist training programme and will be with us for 1 year.
Dr John Simmons, as Educational Supervisor, and the whole practice will be supporting her throughout the year to her final exams in 2020.
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