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Emergency Care Practitioner
John has 17 years of experience seeing patients in emergency, out of hours and primary care settings. Qualified as a Paramedic and Emergency Care Practitioner, he has worked for the East of England Ambulance Service, and continues to broaden his experience by working most weekends with the local out of hours provider. He has been at the surgery since 2015 and is comfortable diagnosing, treating or referring patients as needed to ensure that you get the most appropriate treatment or advice.
Outside of work he is a keen cyclist and walker and enjoys fishing for relaxation.
Minor Illness Nurse
Jen began her career working in various accident and emergency departments working in both trauma and minor injury whilst there. She later moved into general practice as both a practice nurse and an enhanced nurse in a walk in centre where she assessed minor injury and illness.
She joined Theatre Royal Surgery on June 2017 and has since gained her qualification as an independent and supplementary prescriber.
Lead Practice Nurse
Cath Crosland has worked at the surgery since 2004. She is our Lead Nurse and Infection Control Lead. She is also one of the surgery's dementia champions alongside Jen Randall. She has a particular interest in diabetes and in contraception.
Linda completed her training and qualified as an RGN in 1985, she then went on to work in various acute hospitals as a Staff Nurse. After having a break from nursing whilst her children were young, she completed the 'Return to Practice' course in 2006 and then went on to be appointed a full time practice nurse at Theatre Royal Surgery having completed her nursing exams whilst working for us as a phlebotomist.
Phlebotomist, Health Care Assistant & Clinical Summariser
Sarah joined the practice in May 2013 as a Healthcare Assistant. A Norfolk girl, she has lived in Dereham for the past eight years and is married with a daughter. Since joining the practice Sarah has passed her phlebotomy training and now, as well as her other Healthcare Assistant duties, she shares the running of the phlebotomy clinics with Michelle.
As of September 2018 Sarah is also now in charge of the clinical summarising.
Michelle joined the practice in 2016 as part of our busy reception team. She comes from a commercial background and has enjoyed learning about the complexities of the NHS.
As of May 2018 Michelle undertook her phlebotomy training and then permanently became a healthcare assistant when Emma left the practice at the start of 2019. She is currently undertaking different training courses to learn new aspects of the job and is enjoying her new role.