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Nurse Practitioners

Shiela Graysmark

Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Nurse Manager

RGN DipPP BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber 

I qualified as a registered nurse in 1982. After working in local hospitals and on the community I started work as a practice nurse at Cuckfield Medical  Practice 20 years ago. Since completing my  Advanced Nurse Practitioner degree and Nurse Prescriber qualifications  ten years ago I have worked as a Nurse Practitioner running surgeries alongside the GPs.  My role includes seeing patients for any acute conditions for investigation, referral and diagnosis. I also see patients for management of chronic disease. I have a special interest in patients with Diabetes.

I am the manager of the nursing team, co-ordinating nursing services within the practice.

Nurses

Our team of qualified Nurses, which comprises a Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurses, Health Visitor and Midwife, offer a wide range of skills to help you deal with every aspect of physical and mental health, both in the surgery and out in the community.

Sharran Rigby-Smith

Advanced Practice Nurse

RGN, BA (Hons) Health Studies, PGCHSE 

I trained at The London Hospital qualifying in 1978.  Throughout my nursing career I have worked in many different areas of nursing including medical/surgical nursing, Intensive and Coronary Care, I also worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital for four years as an Infection Control Nurse.

I have worked for the practice for the Practice since 2009 and my work with patients is very varied.  I see patients with chronic diseases such as Asthma, Diabetes and COPD for ongoing management as well as acutely ill patients who need to be seen urgently the same day.  I also conduct a telephone triage service on Mondays and Fridays.  I am a Nurse Prescriber.  I have a special interest in patients with Dementia.

I am the Infection Control Lead for the surgery and am happy to discuss any concerns our patients may have in relation to cleanliness and hygiene matters within the practice

Liz Hosseni

RGN  

I started my nurse training at Cuckfield and Crawley Hospital as a staff nurse on a Medical ward, Neurological ward and in A&E before going to Norfolk and Norwich hospital for a cardiac course. Once I had completed my course I came back to the area and worked on a different medical ward until becoming a treatment room nurse at Hassocks Health Centre.

I have now worked at Cuckfield Medical Practice since 2004. I specialise in coronary heart disease, Asthma, COPD, wound care, child immunisations, learning disability assessments, warfarin monitoring, travel health and immunisations and weight management.

Philippa Luckett

RGN 

I qualified in 1985 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Two years later I moved to East Grinstead and completed my post registration course in Burns & Plastic Surgery. During the interim years I have mainly worked in the community setting as a community and school nurse, prior to starting at Cuckfield Medical Practice 7 years ago.

As well as general nursing duties I specialise in Diabetes management, wound care and smoking cessation. I also carry out the childhood immunisation programme, smears, warfarin monitoring clinics.

Sarah Webster

RGN

I qualified as an Adult Nurse with a first class honours degree in 2013, having previously worked as a Healthcare Assistant for many years in both inpatient wards and outpatient departments. since qualifying, I have worked in acute medicine and intensive care, gaining knowledge and experience in both medical and surgical nursing.

I started at Cuckfield Medical Practice as a Practice Nurse in September 2016 and carry out general nursing duties, including Warfarin monitoring and wound care whilst I do further studies to gain knowledge in specific Practice Nursing skills and management of chronic diseases.

Healthcare Assistants

Lisa Wiltshire
Tracey Johnston

Phlebotomists

Elaine Gibbons

Emma Burnham

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