Members of the team are:
Nurse Ruth Allinson (f)
Diabetes Nurse Specialist
I have worked in Diabetes since 2005, for 10 years as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Bromley Diabetes service and since then at Elm House and Cator Medical. I am also qualified to prescribe diabetes medication so I can provide a one stop shop for diabetes within the practice.
I qualified with a BSc (hons) in Nursing Studies in 1998 at South Bank University. My background is in Accident and Emergency where I have worked for most of my career, predominantly at Lewisham Hospital, initially as a staff nurse but progressing to the position Sister. In 2009 I trained to become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, continuing to work in the Accident and Emergency Department, and then the Urgent Care Centre; subsequently passing my Independent Nurse Prescribing course in 2011. I have worked at Elm House and Cator Medical centre since 2016. My background in Emergency Care gives me invaluable experience and knowledge for the Urgent Clinics I run across both GP Surgeries.
Nurse Claire Berry (f)
I qualified with a Diploma in Adult Nursing at Brighton University in 2005. From qualifying I worked at Epsom and St Helier Hospital, where I gained as BSc (Hons) Degree in Health Care Practice in 2012, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice (Adult) at London South Bank University in 2020. I started my nursing career in the Emergency Department, progressing from there to become a Clinical Site Manager and then a Matron, before changing my career path and completing my training to become an Advanced Nurse practitioner (ANP) and an independent non medical prescriber. I am also currently near completion of my Masters in Advanced Practice. I worked as an ANP in Acute Medicine in the hospital, but more recently I also worked alongside the Emergency Centre and hope to bring with me lots of experience from working in both Acute and Emergency Medicine and I look forward to the new challenges of working in Primary Care.
Michele Fox (f)
After primarily qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1988, I went on to do my Midwifery training and, following working on a maternity unit, I went on to work on a children’s ward. I have worked in both NHS and private sectors gaining experience in medical and surgical areas. I have also worked in the community for many years as a Public Health Nurse and completed my BSc in 2009 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse for 5-19 years. I continue to enjoy and embrace working with children, and I also have a keen interest in respiratory conditions, in which I have enjoyed running specialist asthma and COPD clinics. It is a privilege to be leading an enthusiastic team of nurses who are dynamic and forward thinking with patients’ best interests at heart.
Nurse Sally Binge (f)
DipHE Adult Nursing
After qualifying as a Registered Nurse at Kingston University, I commenced my career with the ward nursing team at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough, working on Medical, Orthopeadic and Gynaecology wards, before taking a career break to raise my family. Following successful completion of the Return to Practice course at Greenwich University, I’m pleased to have returned to the nursing profession and privileged to join the Practice Nursing team at Cator Medical Centre.
I qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1984 and I stayed there, working on Oncology, Urology and a Medical ward. I moved on to work in both the NHS and the private sector gaining experience in Surgical, Medical and Outpatients.
I then worked on a District Nursing team and became a Practice Nurse 14 years ago. During this time I was the Nurse Lead for an Anticoagulant Service. I enjoy Practice Nursing due to
Nurse Victoria Gosling (f)
I qualified as an Adult Registered Nurse in 2003 from St. Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in London, on my last clinical placement of my training I was approached and offered a position once qualified. This ward specialised in oncology/solid tumours and offered the GAMEC trial for the young testicular patients, I gained valuable ward nursing experience.
In 2005 I moved to Guys and St Thomas into sexual health where I progressed to a sexual health outreach nurse for Lambeth and Southwark and completed my family planning course with them, I decided to use these skills and transfer them into practice nursing in 2006. I have been a practice nurse for 13 years and have been with Elm and Cator for the past 6 years. I currently work 1 long day a week as I have 4 small children. My specialities are family planning, sexual health, babies and young people. We are starting to run a young persons drop in session at Cator and Elm and I am happy to be a part of this new venture.