Practice Nurses... working alongside the Doctors.

Practice Nurses work closely alongside the doctors and are available for advice by appointment during the day.

Seeing a Practice Nurse is often the best way of having your condition assessed quickly and some Practice Nurses are qualified to prescribe medicines as and when required.

Practice Nurses are responsible for general nursing, immunisation, cervical smears, family planning and special clinics for the management of Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and specialist Travel clinics. All Immunisation, testing and clinics are by appointment.

More on the Clinics offered by the Practice can found on our clinics page.


Your Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants by Name

The Amherst Medical Practice presently has 5 Practice Nurses and 3 Health Care Assistants.

For telephone advice, the times that nurses take phone calls are...

At Sevenoaks - Monday to Friday, 14.00 to 14.30

Monday Travel
Tuesday Paediatrics and general immunisations
Wednesday Travel
Thursday General advice and immunisations
Friday General advice and immunisations
Rebecca Adams RN (Clinical)

Rebecca Adams RNI trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals and qualified in 1996 specialising in paediatrics.

I initially worked on the children’s cardiac unit and then, for a short time, on the renal transplant unit.  I further specialised in care of the critically ill child and worked on the PICU at the Royal Brompton for 5 years.

I moved to Sevenoaks in 2006 and joined Amherst in 2012, since then my scope of practice has changed considerably. In 2016 I completed the Women’s Health diploma and

I am currently studying two further modules - consultation & clinical examination and minor illness and injury.    

Living and working in Sevenoaks is a perfect mix for family life and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our patients and their families.

Susie Brunning RGN

Susie BrunningAfter completing my degree in nursing in Wales in 1998, I worked at the Charing Cross hospital in Hammersmith on a Plastic Surgery and ENT ward. Whilst there, I obtained my HDU, and Burns & Plastics qualifications.

In 2001, I went travelling for two years, during which I worked in a variety of specialities including burns, plastics, orthopaedics, paediatrics, and care of the elderly, across Australia and New Zealand. On my return to the UK, I continued to work on plastic surgery wards, at the Royal Marsden and St. Thomas’ in London.

In 2006, I left shift work and became the plastic surgery pre-operative assessment sister at Bart’s and The London. I worked there for nine years until this job opportunity arose.

I live in Sevenoaks with my husband and two young children so this job is perfect for family life. I joined the practice in 2015, and I have loved getting back to wound care and am thoroughly enjoying being part of the Amherst team.

Joanna Clifton RGN

Joanna CliftonI trained at Guildford and Brighton Universities, working at both East Surrey and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals.

I qualified in 2007 and went straight in to Community Nursing in Surrey. I then moved into Practice Nursing in 2010 within the same GP Practice where I was community based.

I had a short break due to family commitments but I am back working where I feel most comfortable, providing family based nursing care.

Alison Wertheim RGN

Alison WertheimI trained at Guys Hospital London where I worked before traveling and working in Australia for 3 years. After moving to Sevenoaks in 1998 and spending time at home with my 3 children I returned to nursing and worked at Hospice in the Weald.

I have worked as a school nurse at Walthanstow Hall and latterly as Senior School nurse at Sevenoaks School until 2013 when I joined the Amherst I enjoy the variety within general practice and my areas of interest are Asthma and COPD.

Kirstin Poole RGN

Kirstin PooleI trained in South Africa at Greys Hospital as a general nurse specialising in Midwifery, psychiatry and community nursing and qualified in 2004. I then left South Africa and moved to England and worked in London at Princess Grace Hospital as a General nurse specialising in Urology , Out patient care and Plastic surgery.

In 2007 I then moved to Kent and worked as a Pre-assessment Nurse at Fawkham Manor hospital whilst working and being a young mum I also completed an Bsc Honours Degree in Health and social care at Greenwich University. In 2015 I moved to Primary Care and worked at Otford Medical practice where my scope of care changed and I undertook a Diabetic Type II diploma module and started Travel Health care. My interests lie in Travel and wound management.

I live local to Sevenoaks with my daughter. Although I am new to the practice, I am happy to be part of the Amherst team and looking forward to getting to know the patients.

Tina Taylor - Health Care Assistant

Tina TaylorI began my career working for the NHS in 1997 as part of the School Nursing Team working in the community.

I joined the Amherst in 2002 where my role has greatly expanded.

During the last 3 years I have been greatly involved in helping run the warfarin clinic.

I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. I live locally with my husband and daughter.

Lynne Valder - Health Care Assistant

Lynne ValderMy nursing career has now spanned thirty-five years working continuously in the National Health Service.

In July 1969 I began my employment within Sevenoaks Hospital but in the summer of 1978 my future changed direction when I joined the Community Nursing Team. At this time I was allocated patients from the Sevenoaks GP practices until 1990 when I began to work solely for the Amherst Medical Practice. I am delighted to be working with the AMP team and am based in Sevenoaks.

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