Nursing Staff

  • Joy Harrison –  Advanced Nurse Practitioner, RGN, RNT, BSc, MMedSci, PhD, PGDip mental health, PGDipEd
    Joy is our Lead Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has post graduate qualifications in Diabetes, Hypertension/heart disease, Mental Health (including dementia), End of Life Care, Independent Prescribing and Education. She is clinical educator and mentor for student nurses from The University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University. Joy provides leadership, support and education to the nursing team. Joy works full time over four long days: Monday to Thursday. Joy wants to further develop her skills and knowledge in acute, chronic, and end of life pain management, to this end she is starting a Masters in Pain Management this Autumn.
  • Tania Holben – Practice Nurse, RGN
    I commenced my training as a Health Care Assistant in 1999 at Colchester General Hospital.  In 2004 I began my nursing training in earnest, at the Anglia Ruskin University and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2007.
    I gained a wealth of experience whilst working on a busy acute medical ward where I spent three years assisting patients with chronic conditions which included Alcoholic Liver Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiac and Lung disorders.  During my time on the ward I became more interested in long term lung conditions.
    In 2009 I successfully applied for and was offered an exciting role as a practice nurse within a GP Surgery based in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.  I was able to undertake and complete courses including Immunisations, Cervical Screening, Ear Syringing, Asthma and Wound Management.  I accumulated a lot of knowledge around Asthma, and went on to study spirometry.  I remained at this surgery for three years, and was able to gain a lot of useful experience and knowledge.In 2013, an opening for a Practice Nurse became available at the Ardleigh Surgery in Colchester.  I commenced my role at Ardleigh and have been at the surgery ever since. Since I began, I have become the lead nurse in Infection Control and Respiratory  Disease Management. My next step is to work towards qualifications to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
    I am married with two beautiful children, and in my spare time I enjoy running, watching movies and seeing friends and family. I am a prescriber and can prescribe drugs and antibiotics when necessary
  • Fiona Wallington – Practice Nurse, RGN, BSE, DipCounselling
    I qualified as nurse in 1988 having trained at UCLH. I have worked in a variety of ward and out patient setting within hospitals and in a private fertility clinic before becoming a practice nurse in 2012. My particular interest are diabetes, immunisation and women’s health . I am trained to fit contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices and qualified as a non medical prescriber in 2018. Outside of work I enjoy a variety of sports both watching and participating and spending time with family and friends.
  • Jan Burgess – Nurse, RGN
    Jan has been working in general practice for 16 year now. She studied at Warwick and Essex University. She is experience in the management of diabetes and asthma. She performs spirometry, complex wound care, smoking cessation, immunisation, cervical smears and contraceptive pill checks. When not at work she enjoys keeping fit.
  • Lisa Sotheron – Healthcare Assistant
    Lisa is an expert adult and paediatric phlebotomist. Lisa also works as healthcare assistant providing nhs health checks, doing ecgs, wound care, diet and weight management and smoking cessation. In addition, Lisa is studying for her nursing degree and would be away from the surgery at least one a week over the next 3 years. Outside of work Lisa is a skilled crafter of nappy cakes.