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We are lucky to have a highly qualified and dedicated team here at The Dower House Surgery.   They work to strict policies and protocols under the direction of the Partners.  As with the rest of the NHS we have a Zero Tolerance policy towards any abuse or threatening behaviour towards them we will not hesitate to prosecute.

Nurse Practitioners

Margaret Squibb

1985 RGN Level 1, Diploma in Asthma Care, Diploma in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, BSc in Clinical Practice, Sexual Health and Contraceptive Health Care Combined.

Sharon Hopkins

1984 RGN, ENB 136, ENB 998, ENB N04, Certificate in Health and Social Services Management, BSc (Hons) Specialist Nurse Practitioner, V-300 Independent and Supplementary Prescriber, MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, Certificate in Diabetes Care.

Sarah Simpson (f)


Ann Pitman (f)

Ann is our Lead Nurse as well as managing her nursing team Ann also specialises in Diabetes Management.

Denise Digweed

Lead Practice Nurse

RGN 1985, ENB 998, Certificate of Primary Diabetes Care, Post-registration Diploma in Nursing Studies, BTEC Intermediate Award, Infection Control, BSc Autonomous Nurse Practitioner, Introduction to Asthma and COPD, 8501 Practice Nurse Course.

Esther Toogood
Liz Wignall
Nicci Critchlow

Specially trained nurses work at the surgery and there is always one available during the day for help and advice. These duties include assisting with minor operations, blood tests, routine wound dressings, ear wash-outs, as well as specialised clinics.

Healthcare Assistants

Rose Grainger

NVQ3 Health and Social Care 2009

Vicki Bray
Lindsay Hollis
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