DR VARUNA PARANAHEWA
MBBS MRCGP PGCert
Diabetes (Dist) Areas of Interest: Diabetes
DR ANNELIESE KEIGHTLEY
MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Areas of Interest: Contraception Substance misuse Special Allocation Scheme; (alongside Drs Lytton and Woodall)
DR CLARE REYNOLDS
BSc (Hons), MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, PGCert (Leadership and Education)
Areas of interest: Palliative Care GP Training
DR SHUJEEBUR RAHMAN
Dr Rahman qualified in Liverpool in 2009 and carried out his GP training in West Sussex where he continued working till he joined Seaside Medical Centre as a partner. Areas of special interest: Minor Surgery
DR NICK WOODALL
MA MB BS DCH DRCOG
Areas of interest: Joint Injections Palliative Care Special Allocation Scheme (alongside Drs Lytton and Keightley)
DR CARMEN ERSEK
DR NICOLA HAMMOND
MBChB MRCGP DFSRH PGCert Dementia
Dr Hammond has an interest in dementia, with a PG certificate. Dr Hammond also works for the Memory assessment service.
DR MOTI GURUNG
Jane Strong is an Advanced Care Practitioner. QN.MSC.ANP Jane has worked at Seaside Medical Centre since 2016. Jane has a background that is wide and varied, having experience in Stroke, A&E, General Medicine, Intermediate Care, District Integrative Care Service, OOH, Service Redesign and Commissioning, Trauma and Ambulatory Care. Jane has a special interest in service redesign, minor injury, men's health and COPD. Jane was awarded the Queens Nurse Title in 2016 and was a Burdett Trust finalist in 2018. An Advanced Care Practitioner is qualified to treat medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. Advanced Care Practitioners are able to prescribe as well as manage patient treatments, request tests and investigations. Jane's role is to see 'new' illnesses. This includes, tonsillitis, earache, tummy pain, urine infections, chest infections, insect bites and skin issues. The role of the Advanced Care Practitioner has been in existence for some years now and is a response to the National GP shortage; its was devised to allow the GP's time to deal with complex healthcare needs whilst not compromising patient care. This role is not to replace that of a GP only to enhance it.
Shirley Colvin is an Advanced Care Practitioner. The majority of Shirley's nursing career has ben Primary care based. Shirley was a District Nurse for many years and then moved to Practice Nursing, specialising in contraception and associated sexual health, which now includes fitting and removal of IUD/IUS and nexplanon subdermal implants. Shirley also has an interest in Diabetes after doing a Masters module in 2015. This is an area of medicine that Shirley is embracing again with vigour within General Practice at Seaside Medical Centre. Shirley has worked for five years at the Walk-in Centre and two years with the OOH team working as an Advanced Level Autonomous Practitioner, using skills ranging from minor injury-stitching, gluing, to the diagnosis and treating of various acute and chronic conditions. Last year Shirley credentialed with the RCN as an ANLP and continues to progress and learn things daily.
NURSE OLIVIA GREENWOOD
Olivia trained at the University of Brighton and qualified in September 2021. She had previously been on placement at Seaside Medical Centre. She liked the support from staff, the working environment and the patients so much, she decided to join the team officially in October 2021. Olivia enjoys practise nursing due to the continuity of patient care and seeing patients on a regular basis or as and when needed. Olivia has a special interest in Childhood Immunisations, Diabetes and Women’s Health. She has finished her University Diploma in Diabetes along with working while working alongside Shirley the ANLP here. She is already managing the Pre-diabetic/ 6 monthly diabetic patients and can’t wait to further help and support patients. She is now the Childhood immunisation lead and is currently undertaking her Cervical Smear training.
NURSE PAULINA SHEWARD
Paulina trained as a nurse at Brighton and qualified in Feb 2023. Paulina has always had a vision of working in primary care. Paulina worked at Seaside as a student at the beginning of her training and joined the team permanently when qualified. The Practice are excited to have Paulina join the nursing team and look forward to see Paulina develop as a Practice Nurse. Paulina is undertaking cervical screening, ear irrigation and children immunisation trainings. Her special interests are women's health and family planning but enjoys all parts of practice nursing.
Guy Emery joined Seaside Medical Centre after nearly 34 years working on the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic. Guy has joined Seaside Medical Centre to carry out home visits which involves him assessing patients, treat or liaise with the Practice Doctors and refer tot he appropriate care pathway if needed. Guy embraces the time and opportunity to meet and get to know the patients, seeing how their condition has improved after a period of treatment. This is something he finds rewarding as he didn't have this opportunity with the Ambulance Service. Guy is also a volunteer on the Eastbourne Lifeboat. Guy will be working at Seaside Medical Centre on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Jason joined Seaside Medical Centre in July 2018. Jason has been in the role of Healthcare Assistant for 12 years and has worked in Mental Health, A&E and General Practice. Jason's role as an HCA is very varied, meaning he carries out tasks such as ECG's, Venepuncture, Wound Care and Injections. Jason will soon be taking on the role as principle Ear Syringer within Seaside Medical Centre.
NURSE SARAH PEAT
Lead Phlebotomist and HCA Sarah has been working at Seaside Medical Centre for twelve years. Sarah is the lead Phlebotomist which means the bulk of her time is spent taking blood tests. Some of these are regular blood tests for patients who take certain types of medications which require monitoring. Sarah manages the list of these patients to make sure they come regularly for their blood tests Other tests are for patients who need routine investigations because their doctor is trying to diagnose a new problem or they have a long-term illness, or maybe the hospital has asked them to have some tests done as follow-up after an operation or a recent admission. Sarah also enjoys looking after people who take Warfarin, a medication to prevent blood clots. This medication needs careful monitoring in case the blood levels change and the dose needs to be adjusted. Also Sarah does the NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-74 years of age. This is done every five years to calculate their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes and to advise how to lower the risk if tis is raising so this can be prevented. Sarah also does injections to protect against disease for example flu and pneumonia.
Assistant Practice Manager