Nursing Team

  • Sister Louise Shields – Female
    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 has just completed a prescriber course to enable her to be an independent and supplementary nurse prescriber. She is also lead nurse and specialises in travel health and immunisations, which she thoroughly enjoys.
  • Nurse Susan Taylor – Female
    Sue trained and qualified as nurse at The Royal Masonic Hospital in 1982. She worked in theatre 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 ran the vasectomy clinic and blood room but has now moved on to long term conditions and general nurse clinics. She is commonly known as ‘the treatment room nurse’. Sue is one of our anticoagulant nurses and is trained in phlebotomy, minor injuries, suture removal, dressings, ear washouts, smears and coil removals.
  • Nurse Anna Sim – Female
    Anna qualified as a nurse in 2007 from the UEA. Her previous jobs involve working as a staff nurse on a surgical ward specialising in urology and then onto intensive care. She joined School Lane Surgery in 2018 and since then has completed her cytology and immunisation course. She is married with two children. She loves a G+T and eating!
  • Nurse Sharon Marshall – Female

Health Practitioners

Mr Claude de Labaca – Male, Physicians Associate
MSc, BScN

Daniel McDermott – Male, Paramedic Practitioner
I have worked in healthcare for almost 10 years and of which I have been a registered Paramedic for 6 years. I practice at an Advanced Level, meaning that I can see, treat and manage the whole range of patients presenting to surgery. I am an Independent Prescriber and I am able to order tests and X-Rays as required. I studied at Staffordshire University, followed by postgraduate qualifications as the University of Wolverhampton and the University of East Anglia. My special areas of interest are Paediatrics, Cardiology and Mental Health. I also see on the day emergencies across all specialities.

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Julia Lowe – Female

Mr Slava Tarita – Male

Miss Neide Laranjinha – Female
Neide started as a receptionist and is now currently training to become a healthcare assistant. She is assisting with phlebotomy, minor ops and vasectomy clinics. She also does LTC part one’s and health checks.

Care Coordinator

Mrs Lacey Walls – Female
Lacey is trained in phlebotomy, health checks, dressings, ear washouts, spirometry and audiology. Her main role is a care coordinator working alongside the GP’s and nurses to identify unmet needs and to assist patients in obtaining adequate support from health, social and voluntary sectors. She oversees the frailty list patients and tries to keep a closer eye on those more vulnerable on our lists.

She also receives many referrals from GP’s and nurses about patients and their relatives that could use extra help either in their own home, whether they live with relatives, are considering moving in to accommodation that is more sheltered or those needing respite care, and even those with social needs like shopping and socialising.

She makes contact with patients recently discharged from hospital to make sure they have adequate care in place should they need it, as well as speaking to patients and putting care in place to avoid hospital admissions.

Andrea Green – Female
Andrea joined The Breckland Alliance in January 2020 as a Social Prescriber. Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way and support individuals to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing. One of the key goals of the Social Prescriber is to help reduce unnecessary demand on front-line health and social care services. Social prescribing is open to all adults and children and can help a range of people whose needs are non-medical. Andrea has been a Social Prescribing practitioner for many years and has achieved a Level 5 qualification in information, advice and guidance. In her spare time she loves to visit the coast and spends many weekends away with her Husband in their caravan. Originally from Sheffield but has lived in Spain, Manchester and the Midlands as her Husband was Publican and has lived in Norfolk for 12 years and has 1 son.

Phlebotomists

Mrs Rebecca Ashwell – Female
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.