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School Lane Pharmacy is now open Monday - Friday 8.30am till 19.00pm and Saturday's 9.00am till 17.30pm. 

As of the 9th April we are now running a joint phlebotomy service with Grove Lane Surgery.  This is to try and decrease our patient waiting times at the surgery.

Nurses

Nurse Sandra Smith (f)

Nurse ManagerNurse manager Sandy


Sandy Qualified in 1986 after training at Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire. Her background is in Cardiology, Surgery, Urology, and Occupational Health nursing. She has worked in both the private and NHS sectors. Sandy joined School Lane Surgery in 2002 predominately overseeing our Cardiac Patients.


Sandy was appointed Breckland Alliance Nurse Manager in December 2016 and therefore overseeing the Nursing Teams at School Lane, Grove Lane, Healthy Living Centre and Watton Medical Practice. Prior to her new appointment, she was deputy nurse manager at School Lane Surgery from 2010 until 2013, then took over as Nurse manager from 2013 until December 2016.


Hobbies are water colour/acrylic painting and is also Trained as a Clinical Aromatherapist/Massage therapist. Sandy is married with one son.


 

Nurse Deborah Holder (f)

Senior Practice Nurse

Debbie joined the practice in July 2011 from Brandon Forest Group Practice. She started as a health care assistant in 1985 then completed a pre-nursing course at college. She then did her nurse training at Ipswich hospital in 1987, becoming a practice nurse in 1996.

Debbie specialises in Diabetes as well as being deputy lead for Travel Vaccines and Respiratory. She is also trained in Ring pessaries, Coil removal and Pill checks.

Nurse Louise Shields (f)

Louise qualified as a Nurse in 2000 from the University of Sheffield and joined School Lane in October 2015. She is the Sister/Nurse team lead at School Lane Surgery and main role is Minor Illnesses following completion of the Minor Illness Diploma. Other lead roles include Sexual Health. She is currently undertaking the Independant and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing. 

She also specialises in Travel Health and Child Immunisations which she thoroughly enjoys.

Nurse Alice Walton (f)

Alice joined the surgery in February 2014 from Addenbrookes A&E Department. She is our ResNurse alicepiratory and Anticoagulation Lead.

Alice is trained in Smears, all injections except Travel and Minor Injuries.

Mrs Susan Taylor (f)

Sue trained and qualified as nurse at The Royal Masonic Hospital in 1982. She worked in Nurse Suetheatre recovery before moving to the Darlington Memorial Hospital in Yorkshire where she discovered a love of out-patient nursing for the surgical and X-ray departments. She then moved to Germany to do private nursing for 5 years. When she returned to England she joined the Thetford Cottage Community Hospital as a Phlebotomist for a number of years before joining School Lane surgery in 2005. 

Sue is one of our Anticoagulant Nurses and is trained in Phlebotomy, Minor injuries, Suture removal, Dressings, Ear washouts, Smears and Coil removals.

Mrs Muriel Hadley-Brown (f)

Care Co-Ordinator RGN


Muriel joined School Lane Surgery in June 2014, as the Care co-ordinator. She began her nursing career in 1974 and since 1996 has worked in various nursing homes across East Anglia, including 12 years at Ford Place.


Muriel began working at the surgery as part of the admissions avoidance project, with the aim of co-ordinating a variety of community services to enable people to stay in their own homes. She is also involved with the annual dementia reviews and the over 75s health checks.

Nurse Rebecca Canham (f)

Health Practitioners

Mr Nat Holding (m)

Nat ECPEmergency Care Practitioner

Nat graduated in 2001 with BSc Honours Cell and Molecular Biology.

He then went on to become a course director in paramedic training for the East of England ambulance service and worked as trauma medic and helicopter retrieval.

Nat joined School Lane Surgery 2013 as our Emergency Care Practitioner. He usually sees on the day patients for minor illness such as infections, minor injuries and rashes.


Nat is Married to a beautiful rock singer Linzi and has 3 children. He loves to travel, go carp fishing and astronomy especially big bang cosmology.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, electrocardiograms, spirometry, audiology and and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Miss Julia Lowe (f)

Julia joined the Practice in August 2006 making her the longest serving HCA.HCA Julia

Julia is trained in Phlebotomy, BP checks, Healthchecks, Suture removal, Dressings, Ear Washout and Spirometry.

Julia also assists with extra clinics provided at the Surgery such as assisting with Minor Ops and Neurology Clinic with Dr Charlotte Brierley.

Mrs Lacey Walls (f)

She is trained in Phlebotomy, Healthchecks, Dressings, Ear Washouts, Spirometry and Audiology.

Lacey also assists with extra clinics provided at the Surgery such as assisting with Minor Ops, Vasectomy Clinic with Mr A Sengupta and Shadwell patients.

Phlebotomists

Mrs Rebecca Ashwell (f)

 Rebecca joined the Practice in 2017 and is a fully qualified phlebotomist. She had a lengthy career with the National Blood Service and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, she is married and has a lovey dog called Millie.

Mr Slava Tarita (m)

 Slava joined the Practice this year and is a fully qualified phlebotomist. He is also trained to do BP check, CVD checkes and dressings.

 
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