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The nursing team aims to provide a high standard of holistic nursing care as part of a multidisciplinary team to all members of the community we serve. The nursing team will do this using evidence based practice and are committed to continuing professional development. The team will approach patients’ needs with respect and dignity in a friendly, compassionate and professional manner and act as the patients advocate.

Our service to patients will aim to offer high quality nursing care with education and support to promote self-care and enable each individual to make informed choices in a safe environment.

Practice Nurse Managers

Mrs Emma Guillan (f)

RGN, (BSc Hons), Dip HE, Diplomas in COPD, Asthma & Diabetes

Infection Control Lead

I trained at Southampton University School of Nursing in 1995 and qualified in 1998 after which I worked in respiratory and general medicine. I then pursued a career as a respiratory research nurse for Southampton University. In 2003 I moved into general practice and specialised in chronic disease management, also extending my role to include insulin management. I took over as Nurse Manager for the Practice in April 2009.

Mrs Corinne Sutherland (f)

RGN (BSC hons), Diplomas in COPD, Asthma & Diabetes

Infection Control Lead

I worked for 10 years as senior health care assistant at Southampton General Hospital and in 2004 commenced nurse training at Bournemouth University, qualifying in 2007. I worked as staff nurse on an upper GI ward until 2009 and then specialised as a tissue viability sister. In 2011 I moved into general practice and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of this job. I have recently joined Blackthorn Health centre and am job sharing the nurse manager role. Along with chronic disease, wound care, general treatment room work I am able to triage and see many minor illnesses in both adults and children. My hobbies include cooking, live music, dancing and foreign travel

Practice Nurses

Mrs Martina Rankin (f)


I trained and qualified at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital in 1987. Since then I have worked on a variety of mainly surgical and some medical wards in hospitals throughout Hampshire Wiltshire and SW London. I joined Blackthorn surgery in 2003 as a member of the Practice Nursing Team. I have special interests in women’s health and family planning. Since further training I am able to insert and remove contraceptive implants and offer a full range of contraceptive & sexual health advice. I am also the main facilitator for baby, child and teenage immunisations.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.      

Mrs Sue Davis (f)


I joined the practice in 1997 as a Health Care Assistant. I undertake a variety of duties including phlebotomy, assisting with minor operations, new patient checks, ECGs and giving smoking cessation advice. I thoroughly enjoy the variety of work and patient contact. My hobbies include DIY, gardening, swimming and keep fit.              

Mrs Paula Kilford (f)


I joined the practice in 2004 as a phlebotomist and have recently gained an NVQ 3 in Health Care. I now undertake a variety of duties as well as my original phlebotomy including new patient checks, spirometry and assisting in minor operations.              

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