Nursing Team

Our practice nurses run clinics daily. They have a key role in helping patients manage chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and hypertension.

Appointments can also be made for such things as wound care, ear care, immunisations, help with lifestyle changes such as losing weight, contraception and cervical smears.

Each nurse specialises in particular areas and different length appointments are needed for different things. The receptionist will guide you when you book a nurse appointment.

Our highly qualified nurses deal offer clinics for:

  • General immunisations
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Foreign travel immunisations and advice
  • Hypertension (blood pressure)
  • ECGs and Spirometry (lung function)
  • Dressings and removal of sutures (stitches)
  • Cervical smears
  • Family planning
  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Chronic disease management (asthma, diabetes, hypertension)
  • Swabs
  • Faye Collins
    Nurse Manager

    I qualified as a registered general nurse in Leicestershire in 1999. Later that year I joined the Royal Air Force and served abroad during Gulf War 2. In 2004 I left military life to Work for Hampshire police force as a custody nurse, before moving to my current role as an Advance Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Manager at Watership Down partnership. I also work for North and Mid Hampshire CCG as the clinical lead for self management and integrated care.

    I am the first point of contact for patients presenting with undiagnosed problems. I Offer advice and support within our nurse lead chronic disease clinics. As an independent prescriber, I prescribe medication were appropriate for acute and chronic diseases. My special interests are self management and Diabetes.

    Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors, swimming and live music.

  • Wendy Roscoe
    Lead Practice Nurse

    Wendy is Lead Nurse for the team. Wendy is also one of the lead nurses for Diabetes and will regularly review this cohort of patients and will monitor new insulin initiation. Other areas that Wendy specialise in is cervical screening, immunisations and asthma / COPD. Wendy is also the Lead for Infection Prevention and Control.

  • Theresa Inglis
    RN

  • Hannah Haines

    Hannah studied at the University of Southampton, training at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Andover War Memorial Hospital and the Countess of Brecknock Hospice before qualifying in 2006. Hannah nursed at a local nursing home and then full time as part of the Andover Community Nursing Team, until maternity leave in 2009. In 2018 Hannah returned to nursing. She completed the Foundations in General Practice Nursing at Bournemouth University and joined Watership Down Health in 2021 as a Practice Nurse.

  • Joanne Burke

    I qualified as a registered nurse at Southampton University in 2004. I have worked within the NHS both on hospital wards and in the community, working mainly in Orthopaedics. I became an Arthroplasty Nurse specialist in 2016 and was lead nurse in The Orthopaedic Education and Follow up clinic at Basingstoke hospital. I began working as a Practice Nurse in June 2021 and love being part of The Watership Down team.

Healthcare Assistants

The healthcare assistants work as part of the nursing team. They assist nurses and other health care professionals. They have undergone a rigorous training programme in the practice and at the hospital. They are able to take blood and to undertake investigations such as ECGs and blood pressure measurement. HCAs are also involved in hypertension reviews.

Our Healthcare Assistants run daily clinics both in the mornings and afternoons. They are able to see you for:

  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Doppler tests
  • ECGs
  • Dressings (minor)
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Cardiovascular Reviews
  • Hypertension (blood pressure)
  • Diabetic annual checks (foot checks)
  • Immunisations, seasonal flu and pneumococcal, B12
  • Removal of stitches
  • Gill Delbridge

  • Shani Byrne

  • Lisa Beardmore

Community Nurses

The Rural West District Nursing Team are employed by the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. They provide skilled nursing care to housebound patients with an identified nursing need (above 18 years of age). This includes caring for patients recovering from the effects of illness or surgery, those with long-term illness or those with terminal illness.

The team work seven days a week and can be contacted on 0300 003 0021 or, via 111 (evenings, weekends or bank holidays).

Please do not leave urgent messages on the office phone number.