Nursing Team

Specialist Nurses

  • Nurse Sandra Smith – Female, Nurse Manager
    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 oversees the nursing teams at School 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, and then took over as nurse manager from 2013 until December 2016. Hobbies are water colour/acrylic painting and is also trained as a clinical aroma therapist/massage therapist. Sandy is married with one son.

Nurses

  • Nurse Michelle Moncur – Female
    Michelle has been nursing for 18 years, originally as a HCA and then later gaining her degree in adult nursing.
    Michelle previously worked at the NNUH as a surgical nurse. She has also worked within mental health and learning disability wards. She has also previously worked in secure units including two Norfolk prisons and also as a custody nurse for Norfolk constabulary gaining experience in substance misuse.
    She has been a Practice Nurse for four years now and is thoroughly enjoying her time doing so.
    Michelle started working for Watton Medical Practice in June 2019 and is the Lead nurse for child immunisations and Travel.
    At present Michelle is known as the treatment room nurse. However, she is currently studying for her diploma in Asthma.
    Out of work Michelle enjoys her family life, seeing friends, dining in and out and walking her dog.
  • Miss Emily Lutkin – Female
    Emily qualified as a nurse from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018. She has previously worked at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield as colorectal nurse following on from her training. She then moved onto the Norfolk and Norfolk Hospital on a plastic reconstruction and ENT ward. She joined Watton Medical Practice nurse team the beginning of January 2020 and specialises in dressings. She is looking forward to developing her skills and abilities throughout the next year.
  • Senior Sister Jenny Crowley-Jennings – Female
    Jenny qualified as a nurse from Kings College London University in 2000. After hospital based and community work, she gained a specialist degree in General Practice Nursing in 2006. Since then she has gained experience in all areas of Practice Nursing and developed a particular interest in diabetes, asthma and COPD care, in which she has completed additional training. Having moved up from London last year, Jenny joined Watton Medical Practice as Senior Sister in November 2019. She enjoys spending time with her 5 children and has rediscovered her love of cycling, with children in tow, since moving to the country.

Healthcare Assistants

  • Suzanne Clancy – Female, Assistant Practitioner
    Suzi started in health care 12 years ago as a Phlebotomist at the NNUH. She moved to Watton Medical Practice 8 years ago and continued her training. She graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2018 after completing her Fundamental Degree in Health. She is qualified if ear checks and washouts, dressings, immunisations, ECG’s, NHS health checks, Blood Pressures, Pre-diabetic checks and Rheumatoid Arthritis checks. She is currently the Care-Coordinator for Watton Medical Practice, assisting any person that is elderly or frail in a holistic approach. She has worked closely with all health professionals ranging from Voluntary Services to social services to identify a patient’s needs.
  • Tamara Levin – Female
    Tamara, also known as Tammy is one of our Health Care Assistants. Prior to working at Watton Medical Practice, she was a private carer for one year in a home setting but wanted to progress her skill set in primary care.
    First started working at Watton medical practice in 2018 as a fully qualified phlebotomist then progressed to a Healthcare assistant. She is trained in health checks, ECG’s, BP checks, dressings, immunisations and also assists in minor ops and coil clinics.
  • Rachel Hoskins – Female
    Rachel qualified as a Health Care Assistant in 2007 at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. She worked on a general medical ward assisting with procedures. Part of her role was taking blood pressures, blood sugars and general care to patients. She then moved on to become a maternity care assistant at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, where she stayed for 8 years, assisting women with breastfeeding support, new-born care and supporting midwives in theatre. She gained her level 3 NVQ in health and social care while she was there, and also qualified in phlebotomy. After having her own children she decided to leave the hospital and joined Watton Medical Practice. Since working at Watton Medical Practice, she has qualified in ECG recording, wound management, suture and clip removal and immunisations such as b12 and flu and health check training. She also assists in minor ops in the Practice and has just started to carry our serious mental illness health checks as well as blood pressures, hypertension reviews and phlebotomy.
  • Mrs Laura Meachan – Female
    Prior to joining Watton Medical Practice, Laura worked in a Residential care Home specialising in Dementia for 8 years. She spent 3 years as a Care Assistant and 5 years as a Senior Carer. Laura joined the practice in November 2019 as Health Care Assistant to expand her knowledge and work in a General Practice setting. She is now fully trained in Phlebotomy. Laura does Hypertension Reviews, BP checks and the NHS Health Checks and also assists in coil clinic’s. Over the course of the next year Laura will be fully trained in Wound Care and immunisations.

Social Prescribing

  • Andrea Green – Female, Social Prescriber
    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. 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 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.