Specialist interest in general medicine and joint injections, and is a GP trainer.
Special interest in womens health.
Specialist in minor surgery and ophthalmology (eyes).
Specialist interest in general medicine and care of elderly.
Ruth joined Stakes Lodge Surgery in 2006, transitioning to Vine Medical Group in 2016 and has clinical interests in womens and child health.
Alan King joined Stakes Lodge Surgery in 1996, transitioning to Vine Medical Group in 2016 and has a special interest in ENT (ear, nose and throat).
Dr Harris-Bridge joined Vine Medical Group in 2017 and is a valued member of the GP team. In her spare time she loves to dance!
Special interest in general medicine.
Interests in female and child health, psychiatry, primary care research and is a GP trainer.
Dr Bowerman joined the practice when it was Forest End Surgery in 1993. His special interests include minor surgery and joint injections.
Specialist interest in general medicine.
I joined Waterbrook Medical Practice in 2009 as the Deputy Practice Manager prior to the merges with Forest End Surgery and Stakes Lodge Surgery to form Vine Medical Group. I came from a commercial and public services background with little knowledge of the NHS so learnt primary care very quickly! I am now the HR lead, the Patient Group Link, schedule monthly all-practice training sessions and community team meetings as well as supporting Dr Pickup with information governance updates and queries. My claim to fame is that I once made flapjacks for Ellen McArthur to take on her round-the-world voyage! In my spare time I enjoy healthy eating, knitting and fitness, although not all at the same time!
Having grown up in Portsmouth, I trained as a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, London. On returning to the South Coast I developed my early career on surgical wards, and then progressed to a senior post as Ward Sister. I became a Practice Nurse in 1993, and further developed my primary care skills, knowledge and experience within at the practices that have now evolved into Vine Medical Group. My professional career has evolved into specialist roles in adult/paediatric asthma, COPD, minor illness and family planning. More recently I have completed a post-graduate course to become a non-medical prescriber. 25 years and two grown-up children later, I am looking forward to an exciting future with VMG, working closely with the dedicated healthcare team to deliver fantastic care to our patients.
I qualified as a nurse from the University of Surrey in 2005 and started my professional career as a staff nurse in acute medicine. My professional career has benefited from a diverse range of clinical experiences/positions including posts in palliative care, health promotion and the 'out of hours' community team. Prior to joining Vine Medical Group, I was a senior member of the Infection Control team at Solent NHS Trust where I started my master's degree pathway. My broad clinical experience and continued professional development, such as the Diabetes Certificate from Warwick University, have enabled my current position as a Practice Nurse at VMG.
I gained my professional nursing qualifications in Portsmouth and subsequently started my career on the wards as a surgical staff nurse. My professional career was further developed in the community where I worked for 10 years as a community staff nurse. Within my current role as Senior Practice Nurse at Vine Medical Group, I lead the team of practice nurses and HCAs to ensure that the team continually develops to provide high standards of care for our patients. My specific professional interests include wound care, immunisations, women's health, travel health and asthma.
Having graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2003, I completed my professional training within North Devon District Hospital before qualifying in 2004. Since then, I have worked within the community pharmacy sector where my roles have included overseeing the tutoring of pre-registration pharmacists and providing clinical services such as the provision of emergency contraception, travel medicine and NHS health checks. I made the move to primary care in 2018 and since then I have started working towards obtaining my PgCert in Prescribing & Therapeutics with a special interest in pain management.
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