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Our practice nurses Clare Day (RGN) Jane Fox (RGN)  and Helen Grainger (RGN) see patients for dressings, pill checks, cervical smears, family planning advice, immunisations (routine and travel) and other health matters such as Asthma Reviews.

Diana Jemmett and Michelle Nicholls are our Health Care Assistants. They undertake a variety of clinical tasks including taking blood samples, doing blood pressure checks, ear syringing, and giving flu jabs. Sarah Stewart and Magdalena Jozwiak are our Phlebotomists.

If you are not sure which member of the nursing team to see, please ask the receptionists and they will make sure that you are booked in with the right person.

Mrs Jane Fox (f)

JanePractice Nurse RGN

Jane trained at St. Thomas' Hospital, qualifying as a Registered General nurse in 1983. She moved to community nursing in 1985 and then did her District nursing certificate in 1987. Jane started practice Nursing in 2006, joining Claremont in 2007. Her special clinical interest is Respiratory medicine and she is currently furthering her knowledge in Diabetes care.

Mrs Clare Day (f)

Practicec Nurse  RGN

Clare joined Claremont Medical Centre in June 2014. She is an experienced Nurse with a broad skill set covering the full range of Practice Nursing. She undertook her training at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and has worked in both Community and General Hospitals as well as General Practice.

Clare works here on a Tuesday and Thursday. She has a particular interest in Womens Health and Family Planning/Sexual Health Services.

Ms Helen Grainger (f)

Helen GraingerHelen qualified in 1997 at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. She started her career in surgical nursing  in Colchester, and progressed to Senior Staff Nurse, Junior Sister and Ward Sister. Helen has enjoyed travelling and nursing in Australia, where she continued to nurse on remote islands, community and Prison systems. On her return to the UK she took on an implementation role supporting early discharge for patients from the hospital back to their own homes. She then progressed to become the Clinical Nurse Manager for  healthcare at home covering London, Surrey and Essex. Helen then went onto have two children and started with Claremont Medical Centre in June 2019. Helen is passionate about patient care and particularly enjoys supporting the childhood immunisation programmes.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Diana Jemmett (f)

Diana_Jemmett_HCADiana joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2005 and originally worked as part of the front of house team. She undertook her training to become a phlebotomist in 2006 and has been taking bloods from patients ever since. In the last few years she has increased her clinical skill base and now performs ECGs, fits 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors, does NHS Health Checks, gives flu and pneumococcal vaccinations, does Ear Syringing and facilitates the running of the diabetes clinics. Diana thoroughly enjoys patient interaction and finds it a far cry from her days trading the stock markets in the City!

Mrs Michelle Nicholls (f)

Michelle joined Claremont Medical Centre in 2009. She started as a receptionist and then developed her role to include more admin duties and became one of the prescriptions clerks. From this she developed an interest in the clinical aspect of patient care. She has since retrained to become a Health Care Assistant gaining her HCA Skills and Knowledge qualification and now is able to take bloods, perform ECG’s, undertakes NHS Health Checks and advises of the results, administers Flu, Pneumococcal and B12 injections and fits 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors.

Michelle has two children who take up a lot of her spare time, but she also runs a Brownie unit and looks after 4 others in her district. She enjoys swimming, Zumba, line dancing and socialising.

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