Nurse Practitioners

Christine Drury
I qualified in 1983. I worked in oncology for 3 years prior to training to be a midwife. I left midwifery in 1990 to work in general practice where I have worked ever since. I worked the first 9 years as a practice nurse prior to gaining my nurse practitioner degree, clinical skills, and  nurse prescribing. I have gained diplomas in asthma and diabetes
I joined the garth surgery in Feb 2013 .
Rosie Watts

I qualified as Nurse in 2004 after completing my training in Leeds.  My first role was working in acute medicine and surgical admissions. I then developed an interest in Respiratory care so undertook extra qualifications to assess treat in field. I then began working as a Respiratory Specialist Nurse gaining prescribing qualifications. My areas of specialist interest are in Asthma, COPD and Oxygen therapy. I then obtained qualifications as a Nurse practitioner and worked as Community Matron specialising in Long term health conditions and palliative care. I came to the Garth surgery in 2019.

Caroline Walker


Sarah Postgate
Qualified at University College Hospital, London in 1986. Qualified as a Midwife at JCUH in 1990. Worked in Elderly Care and on Chaloner Minor injuries Department for 6 years before joining the Garth in September 2004.
Linda Taylor
15 years based at JCUH 4 1/2 years working within community hospital 3 1/2 years working in occupational health department for a local large construction and industrial company
Alison Rye

Qualified in adult nursing in 2006 at Teesside University. After qualifying my first job was at James Cook University Hospital as a staff nurse in the Accident & Emergency department. I then gained some experience in midwifery before joining the Garth in 2009 as a practice nurse.

Healthcare Assistants

Debbie Wallace
I have worked at Poole Hospital, Stockton Lodge Nursing Home, Elmridge Nursing Home, and Moorlands Nursing Home, before joining the Garth Surgery.
Joanne Butterfield
I have over 20 years experience of working in the care sector. Working for 16 years in a Care Home in Brotton then I worked for a Domicillary Care Company. I started at the Garth Surgery in November 2007.
Heidi Wood
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