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.
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 started my career in the NHS in 2000 as a nursing cadet, gained my nursing registration in 2007 and have worked in burns and plastics, general surgery and respiratory medicine as well as sexual health and specialist HIV medicine at the royal London hospital. I moved to Elm house Surgery in 2016 and have converted my nursing diploma to degree level and have completed a number of degree modules in chronic disease management. I am currently studying for my MSc in advanced clinical practice.
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 the variety of areas that it covers and no day is ever the same.
Nurse Laura Harwood (f)
As a registered nurse I have worked in many areas of nursing including A&E and within the community seeing housebound patients. The majority of my experience is within Contraception and Sexual Health where I have worked within family planning clinics consulting young people and adults, and this remains my nursing passion. I also see diabetic patients within the Cator GP Practice. I have completed the Kings Diabetes course and continue to gain experience consulting patients with Diabetes. I practice and teach Mindfulness outside of my Practice Nurse Role but find it comes in very useful here too. I am also passionate about the mind body connection and the ways we can improve our health holistically.
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.