Updated on 12 March 2019
Practice based nursing staff and Health Care Assistants deliver vital work in their important roles. Nursing staff and the services they provide within general practice are aligned with the CCG’s Quality and Nursing Team and currently represented by Quality Lead Sarah Goode and CCG Lead Practice Nurse Charlotte Porthouse.
Charlotte Porthouse – CCG Lead Practice Nurse
Charlotte has worked as a nurse for more than 20 years. She trained at York District Hospital and worked in its Cardiology and Accident and Emergency Departments. Charlotte has also worked in A&E departments at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Kings Hospital in London.
Charlotte enjoyed the buzz of A&E but missed the continuation
of care with patients so she moved into general practice as a Practice Nurse. Charlotte said: “Since moving in primary care 17 years ago, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my roles as a Practice Nurse, a Lead Nurse Manager at two large central London practices and as a mentor for the Open Doors Programme for Tower Hamlets."
Charlotte has experience of working in the field of clinical commissioning through her work as Practice Nurse Advisor for Lewisham CCG. As the CCG’s Lead Practice Nurse for the Vale of York, Charlotte represents the voice of the practice nurse population.
Charlotte said: “I am always keen to meet with colleagues and hear their views.
“I represent practice nursing at various forums and I support strategic planning and contribute to work to achieve safe and effective integrated care.”
She added: “I’m also here to help and support colleagues. If they have any concerns, questions, improvement ideas or if they require support with education, training or career direction, I can provide support."
Charlotte is a Practice Nurse at Priory Medical Group, York. She is passionate about practice nursing and has a keen interest in the education and training of health care professionals. She has a Community Specialist Practitioner Degree in Practice Nursing and is a Non-Medical Prescriber.
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