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Nurse Practitioners

Vicky Cooney

BSc (Hons) RGN Independent/Supplementary Prescriber FPCert

I trained at Poole General Hospital, achieving a distinction award and Nurse of the Year award. After ten years surgical nursing experience at St Mary's Hospital, a change of direction lead to invaluable experience as a nurse in palliative care at Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

I joined St Helens Medical Centre in 2001. I was awarded the Practice Nurse of the Year 2005 by the Royal College of General Practitioners. In 2008 I extended my professional qualifications gaining a BSc(Hons) degree in Clinical Practice from the University of Southampton. In 2010 I was awarded the Independent Nurse Prescriber certificate.

As a nurse prescribing specialist I am qualified in woman's health, family planning, sexual health and minor illnesses. I am also nurse specialist in Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes.

Glenn Smith


Andrea Lowmann

I have been a registered nurse since 2003 and have a back ground working in intensive care, high dependency units, coronary care units, surgical and medical nursing. I have achieved a diploma in health and safety, an acute healthcare degree and a masters in health care, ethics and law.

I trained in Leeds and since then have travelled, working in Guernsey, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and moved to the Isle of Wight in November 2012. I joined the team at St Helens in June 2016 preforming general treatment room duties, smears and have a special interest in respiratory conditions including Asthma and COPD. My hobbies outside of work include walking, I thoroughly enjoy doing walk the Wight each year, cross stitch, running and have previously completed two marathons.

Claire Harvey

Healthcare Assistants

Kate Bridle

I joined the NHS in 1987 as a Community HCA, a role I enjoyed for 24 years before joining the practice in August 2011. In addition to holding NVQs 2 and 3 in Health Care, I am an experienced phlebotomist and have qualifications in wound care, palliative care and spirometry, and am qualified to administer Vitamin B12, flu and pneumococcal injections. I also register new patients and carry out NHS Health Checks.

I enjoy music festivals and attend the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival annually.

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