Understanding General Practice, Michael Wright Local Medical Council
Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily. You can access the video here if you wish to share it on your social platforms to help raise awareness and understanding amongst your patient populations.
The Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) has also put a video together to raise awareness of the abuse that practice staff receive from patients. You can access their video here.

Specialist Nurses

The Community Matron is available for patients who require a lot of support with their illnesses.She can assess your physical mental and social care needs to enable you to cope better in the Community.


Mrs Zoe Udall (f)

Zoe joined the practice in January 2015. Prior to this she was employed as a Midwife by Sherwood Forest Hospitals and assigned to Churchside as our practice midwife. Zoe came to us with a wealth of nursing experience ranging from Intensive Care to Midwifery and whilst she has been with us she has developed her knowledge and skills by completing her Practice Nurse Degree in 2016. At present she is studying hard to become and independent prescriber which she will qualify for in 2019.


Mrs Vicky Watts (f)

Vicky worked at the practice from 2016-17 but left due to family reasons. Whilst she has been away she has been working as a practice nurse locum in various practices within the area and has continued to develop her knowledge and skills. We are delighted to welcome her back onto the team and know she will be of great benefit to all our patients and staff.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Bridget Watson (f)

Bridget has worked within the Practice as a phlebotomist for many years and will be known to many of our patients. However, she joined the practice as a permanent member of staff in May 2014 working as a Health Care Assistant. She is an integral and loyal member of our nursing team.


Mrs Donna Straw (f)

Donna worked for several years within the NHS at NEMS before joining the practice team in November 2020. She is an experienced phlebotomist and is training in other areas of heath care assistant work as well.

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