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Patients allocated with a usual Doctor

All patients at the Wooda are registered with the practice but are allocated a usual Doctor to ensure continuity of care.  If you would like to be reminded of who your usual Doctor is, please contact the Reception team who will be happy to help you.

Nurse Practitioners

Alison White

 RGN (1983) Diploma Healthcare (1994) ENB 928 Diabetes (1996) Asthma Diploma (1996). BSc (Hons) (1999). Nurse Prescriber (2004) Postgrad. Diploma with RCN Nurse Practitioner Diploma (2006) I moved to North Devon with my husband in 1985. We have two daughters. Since qualifying I have worked in ophthalmology, gynaecology, outpatients, as a community nurse and for Devon Doctors out of hour’s service. I joined Wooda Surgery practice nurse team in 1994 and since then have undertaken further training to develop my role as a nurse practitioner. I am particularly interested in Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma and minor illness.

Vicky Braddon

Diploma of Higher Education Nursing (RN) 2002, BSc Community Health Care Nursing – District Nurse Specialist 2006, Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare practice (Year 1) 2009.

I have been qualified since 2002 as a registered nurse (R/N). I have a background in urology (Royal Devon and Exeter) and general surgery (NDDH). I have worked as a community nurse and have a specialist qualification in district nursing. I began practice nursing in 2004, I joined Northam Surgery in 2007 and the team at Wooda in 2009. In 2009 I qualified as an independent nurse prescriber. I am currently undergoing further study to obtain my nurse practitioner qualification. I have special interest in minor illness and men's health.

Nurses

Mechelle Williams
RN (Qualified 1983). After working in the Emergency department at North Devon District Hospital for 15 years I decided on a change of working environment. So at the moment I am going through a big learning curve.  I enjoy my role as a practice nurse, .
Tracey Moore

Practice Nurse RGN 1988, Return to Practice 2014 I have lived in North Devon most of my life apart from a short stint in Canada and have recently returned to practice after a twelve year break in my nursing career to raise our five children. My previous nursing history includes Practice Nurse in Torrington, ten years in A&E at NDDH also Theatre Recovery, Day Surgery and Trauma Orthopeadics. I joined the Wooda Surgery in November 2014 and am looking forward to working with this wonderful team. I am currently enrolled on the Foundation Course for Practice Nurses to further develop my skills.

Healthcare Assistants

Amanda Bignell
Sarah May
Zoe Thorne
We all work part time at the Wooda, our clinical duties include taking blood samples, blood pressures, audiograms and ECGs and assisting the General Practitioners with minor operations. We also deal with sending samples off for analysis.
 
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