Practice Nurses

Monday - Friday Tel - 201790

There are four practice nurses based at the practice. They run a friendly and confidential service providing asthma management, cervical smear tests, travel advice and immunisations. They also give advice and information on contraception, the menopause, diet, exercise, diabetes care and smoking and are happy to help anyone who has a query regarding their health.

You can make an appointment to see the nurse as required. You do not need a referral from your doctor. Urgent problems will be dealt with on the same day.

Dawn Broadhurst - Nurse Practitioner

I qualified in Exeter in 1979 and have worked within many departments of the RD&E Hospital. My particular interests being women's health, sexual health, and was the lead nurse in the Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic.

I worked as a practice nurse, then a midwife and joined St Leonard's Practice in 1999. I worked as a Practice Nurse until September 2005.

My clinical role since 2005 is Advanced Nurse Practitioner having completed an MSc in Advanced Health Care Practice. This role enables me to support the GP's within the daily duty surgery. I consult over the telephone, and face to face with patients, and assess, manage and prescribe for both acute and chronic problems that previously would have been seen by the Doctor.

I am also lead nurse to the practice nursing team

Paula Hood - Practice Nurse

I qualified as a Registered Nurse at The Middlesex Hospital, London in 1985 and have worked since then in various specialities in the UK and abroad.

I joined St Leonard's Practice in September 2010 and am the lead diabetes nurse.

You will see me if you need a chronic disease review such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, cervical smears, childhood or travel immunisations, dressings, stitch/clip removal, ear irrigation or therapeutic injections.

You may see me on the cycle paths along the river Exe when I'm not at work!

Penny Blell - Health Care Assistant

Lucy Mason - Health Care Assistant

Louise Guy - Practice Nurse

Since qualifying in 1996 at Southampton University Hospital , I have nursed in a variety of settings. I worked abroad in Western Australia in the Emergency Department and enjoyed a period of travel after this. I lived in London for a number of years and worked at St Thomas ' Hospital on a surgical ward specialising in vascular, ophthalmology, general and breast operations. I then transferred to the Emergency Department.

In 2001 I moved to Exeter , nearer my original roots, married and started a family. I maintained a nursing post in the Emergency Department at the RD&E Hospital here in Exeter , in which I stayed until January 2011. I shall continue to be on the nurse bank at the hospital to maintain my acute clinical skills.

After several years of acute nursing I have a sound knowledge of acute illness, which I hope will prove useful to the primary care setting. I look forward to supporting my colleagues and meeting the clients of St Leonard 's Practice. When not at work I keep active by jogging and enjoy spending time with my three boisterous boys!

Judy Knight - Practice Nurse

Judy qualified as a registered nurse in 1995. She gained experience in medical and surgical nursing working on a mixed speciality ward.

Since 1998 Judy has worked in primary care as a practice nurse. She enjoys the diversity of providing all aspects of nursing care to patients of all ages. She has experience in a broad range of nursing skills including minor illness, and has studied to diploma/degree level in Nurse Specialist in Minor Illness, leg ulcer management, Asthma care, Diabetes nursing, Family planning and Sexual health.

Judy joined St Leonards Practice in 2012 after relocating to Exmouth from Northamptonshire to live closer to her family. She has a special interest in asthma/COPD and diabetes, and sees patients for chronic disease management, women`s health/contraception, travel immunisations, and treatment room nursing tasks.

Leah Chalmers - Practice Nurse

Angji Gardner - Health Care Assistant

I have been at St Leonard's since June 2003. I have now completed the venepuncture course, and on Wednesday morning have my own phlebotomy clinic. I have now completed my Healthcare Assistant qualification.

St Leonard's Practice

The Surgery
Athelstan Road
Exeter EX1 1SB

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 08:15 - 18:00
Closed Wed 13:00 - 14:00

Appointment Line: 01392 201 791
General Enquiries: 01392 201 790

Surgery telephone hours
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00

The St Leonard's Practice provides GP and family doctor services to patients in Exeter, Wonford, Heavitree, St Leonard's, Whipton, Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania.