Profile of Clinical Director
My name is Andrea, and I am a Physician Associate working for the PCN. I am mainly based at the St James Medical Practice. As part of my role, I will be doing some of the mental health and learning disability health checks. I will also be doing some acute appointments when I am not doing the health checks. My background is in adult nursing which I enjoyed.
When I am not in the PCN I like to spend time with my family and friends. I love travelling, and aim to continue as much as possible. Additionally, I spend time helping other students at university to finish their Physician Associate training.
My name is Chloe, and I am a pharmacy technician working for King’s Lynn primary care network. I joined King’s Lynn PCN in January 2021. I previously worked as a dispenser in a dispensing doctor’s surgery and registered as a pharmacy technician in September 2020. My role involves working closely with the GP practices to support care home staff and residents, carry out patient safety work including medication reviews and long-term condition reviews, and completing prescribing audits with the support of our senior clinical pharmacist.
The role also includes helping the surgeries to develop safe prescribing processes, especially around the higher risk medications that are prescribed. I also work closely with patients to support them with taking their prescribed medication correctly and safely. I support our GPs and dispensary team when needed with hospital discharge letters and help to ensure that patients are supported with any medication changes that may have occurred when being discharged from hospital. Outside of work I love to travel and spend time with my family.
My name is Emma and I’m a Social Prescriber working for all surgeries across the PCN. My career in the NHS started just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, back in 2019. I studied a Business Administration Diploma whilst working in Primary Care, and since then, gained an interest in working with patients on a one-to-one basis, hence moving on to this role. I work closely with individuals focusing on their strengths, whilst aiming to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to local community groups, organisations, or charities providing support and advice. In my spare time, I enjoy going for runs, walks and exploring the beautiful Norfolk countryside. My main passion outside of work is photography; I love a good sunset!
Hayley has recently joined us as a Mental Health Practitioner, and will initially be working out of our Vida, Gayton Road surgery.
Further information to follow soon.
I work as the PCN Manager for Kings Lynn Primary Care Network. New to the role in September 2022, my past working experience began with a strong grounding in accountancy before moving on to become Office Manager at a rapidly growing construction company. Being my first position within Primary Care, there has been much to learn in recent months but is something that I am able to relish getting stuck into.
My role oversees all of the PCN staff, keeping in regular contact with the management teams of our member practices, as well as any number of administrative and HR related tasks. The variation on a daily basis is a key factor in my enjoyment of the work to date, and I look forward to pushing ahead with strengthening Kings Lynn PCN in the future.
Outside of the working environment I’ve always held a keen interest in grassroots sport, currently operating as coach to a local girl’s football team. The rest of my time, I enjoy nothing more than unwinding at home with my family.
I am local to Kings Lynn, commencing my nurse training at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 1997. I worked as a staff nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL), BMI Sandringham Hospital and Norfolk PCT (now Norfolk Community Health and Care). My career as a Tissue Viability Nurse (TVN) commenced in 2009 within Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (community), I have since gone on to Lead the TVN services at QEHKL and most recently for a short time at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I also left the NHS twice to work for the commercial industry as a clinical educator/trainer for Maggot Therapy and advanced woundcare.
I am very family orientated and love spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren.
Kayleigh has recently joined our team as a Health & Wellbeing Coach, and can be found working across a number of our member practices.
Further information to follow soon.
I am a Senior Clinical pharmacist working for Kings Lynn PCN since 2020. I have previous experience of working in hospital pharmacy and as a medicines optimisation pharmacist in primary care. My role involves carrying out structured medication reviews for people who are on complex medication regimes to ensure that medicines are used safely and effectively. By optimising and supporting patients with their medication, we can help to reduce to medication related harms and help to improve the management of long term health conditions.
When I am not at work I enjoy travelling and combining this with my love of hiking and cycling.
I am a Pharmacy Technician in Kings Lynn PCN. I have over 25 years experience, I qualified in the community where I loved meeting the regular patients and watching them get better and offering advice. I then moved to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where I spent over 20 years developing my clinical skills working in the Dispensary and at Ward level. I really enjoyed counselling patients on their new medications, to ensure they understand how to use or take them.
I joined the Kings Lynn PCN in March 2022 where my role involves monitoring of high risk medications, discharge & clinic letter reconciliation, and post discharge medication counselling. I try to offer a holistic approach to patient care ensuring patients understand all the new or changed medications and synchronise prescriptions so they all run out together.
I am a Mental Health Practitioner for the King’s Lynn PCN and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. I have been a qualified mental health nurse since 2015. I provide brief psychological interventions, psychiatric advice and brief stabilisation work to individuals who have mild to moderate mental health need. I can with people for one to four appointments or signpost them to more suitable services depending on the individual's therapeutic needs and goals.
My interests outside work are Dungeons & Dragons, video games, comics and baking.
I am a Health & Wellbeing Coach working within the Kings Lynn Primary Care Network. I have been in this role for a year now and endeavour to help adults to improve their health and wellbeing in a way that is relatable to them so that their goal is recognised and identified and can be seen as obtainable with my support and encouraged motivation.
My work with patients can cover many aspects of their lives from losing weight, eating a healthier diet, helping someone to get more active as well as other beneficial lifestyle changes that could in turn improve the individual's mental health. I also see people for stop smoking support and I am a trained stop smoking practitioner. The personal changes that are made will hopefully be implemented into the person's life in a way that they will be carried with them into their future as this role recognises that everyone is different and that a holistic approach is more beneficial for a positive outcome that will last.
I work as Social Prescriber for Kings Lynn PCN. As part of my role, I offer time to talk so I can learn what matters to you and connect you to services/groups that could help your wellbeing or social issues. I will always try to offer compassion, patience and understanding.
I have worked within the NHS for over 10 years and have always been patient focused.
Outside of work, I love the hustle of family life, sunshine, good food, being sociable, and walking my dogs in our beautiful Norfolk countryside.
I'm a Clinical Pharmaceutical Technician working for King's Lynn Primary Care Network. I have been working in the world of pharmacy since 2004 and qualified as a Pharmacy Technician in Community Pharmacy. I have also worked for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn as a ward based medicines management technician before joining King's Lynn Primary Care Network in April 2022.
My varied role involves optimising patients medications and their usage, improving medication safety and improving patient experience by taking a holistic approach to their care, looking at each patient as an individual person with unique needs and wishes. Soon I hope to be taking on my own clinics at the GP practice to utilise my clinical assessment skills learnt on a course that I am currently undertaking. In my spare time I enjoy long walks, travelling, cooking, good food and foraging. During the past few years I have developed a strong interest in mycology studies so my camera is always full of photos of wild mushrooms.