Advanced Practitioner Team

Advanced Practitioners can assess, diagnose, order tests and refer; furthermore, the majority can also prescribe. If needed they can consult with your GP. Please click here for a leaflet on Advanced Nurse Practitioners role (PDF, 542KB).

Zoe Goss – Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

RGN, BSc (Hons), NMP, Dip Derm, ENB 998

  • She is clinical lead for the Advanced Practitioner Team,
  • She is an experienced ANP with a specialist interest in dermatology.
  • She also leads for Long Term Conditions.
  • She qualified in 1991 as a Registered General Nurse from Nightingale Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
  • Specialised in Dermatology, trained at Institute of Dermatology in London. She led one of the pilot schemes introduced by the government to bring dermatology into the community with specialist nurses and GPs with specialist interests. Then went on to lead at different locations across London for community dermatology. Sat on the board for Dermatology Specialist Nurses UK.
  • She has been a speaker at the annual Dermatology Conference and lead the primary care branch of the British Dermatology Nursing Group.
  • She has worked in GP practices for past 8 years in London. Since January 2020 moved up to the area and taking on her new role at Clarkson.

Helen Cook – Advanced Nurse Practitioner


  • Joined Clarkson in March 2020

Helen Hollern – Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Diabetes

RGN, ENB 928 (diabetes), City & Guild 730 (Teaching)

  • Worked as a Diabetic Specialist Nurse (DSN) for 31 years
  • Initially as DSN for Luton and Dunstable Hospital (for 10 years).
  • Then community DSN for South Peterborough PCT
  • 17 years ago developed a team to care for patients with Diabetes in the East Cambridgeshire and Fenland area. She managed this multi-disciplinary team of DSNs, podiatrists, dieticians, administrators and care technicians.
  • Retired in March 2018 and joined Clarkson Surgery in March 2018 part time.
  • She has been a guest speaker at Diabetes UK in the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow and the National Primary Care Conference in NEC Birmingham. I also do educational sessions for various pharma companies.

Catherine Gale – Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Mental Health

RMN, NMP, PgDip (Ed)

  • Joined Clarkson surgery in August 2020
  • She has been a Mental Health Nurse for over 35 years and worked in a variety of services and across organisations.  She is passionate about ensuring parity of esteem for people who have mental health needs.
  • She is committed to the continuing development of needs-led services and was lead on the Primary Mental Health Care project, which won the NT/3M Innovation in Practice award.  The project devised educational packages, care pathways and shared care protocols and closer links between mental health services and primary care.
  • After becoming a Community Mental Health Team manager, she moved into University education, teaching both pre- and post-registration nursing courses, and achieved a PgDip in Nursing Studies (Education).
  • She was proud to have been a Registrant panellist with the NMC Fitness to Practice committee as well as a Non-Executive Director with a local CCG, overseeing patient and public engagement.
  • She then decided to go back into clinical practice and completed the Independent Nurse Prescriber course while working in a prison as the clinical lead for the substance misuse service.
  • Before coming to the Clarkson’s surgery, Cathy has worked in an acute medical hospital as part of the Mental Health Liaison team and as clinical educator.  She hopes that her experiences and skills will be an asset to the patients within Wisbech

Karen Harpin – Paramedic/Emergency Care Practitioner

  • She joined ambulance service in 1991
  • Qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1993
  • She then qualified as a Paramedic 1995
  • Extended her role to an Emergency care practitioner 2006
  • She worked at Hinchingbrooke A&E 2014-2016
  • Joined Clarkson surgery 2019

Ellen Grove - Paramedic

BSc (Hons), Dip HE EMC

  • Joined Clarkson surgery in April 2019 as a Paramedic Practitioner.
  • Has worked for the NHS over 18 years, the last 2 years in GP practices.
  • Extensive experience as an autonomous practitioner
  • Joined the East of England Ambulance service in 2002 and qualified as an emergency Paramedic in 2006.
  • Previously appointed as Paramedic Rapid Response Vehicle team leader for a Private Ambulance company for 2 years. She was responsible for staffing and equipping the vehicle fleet, recruiting and training new staff and maintaining clinical operating management.
  • Designated as a Paramedic mentor early on in her career guiding students and offering clinical support.
  • An experienced Clinical Triage advisor having worked in Emergency Ambulance Dispatch Centre.
  • 5 year career as a Custodial Forensic Paramedic for a Police forensic medical service. This was a challenging role leading to an interest in working in Primary Care.
  • Special interest in developing the Paramedic role in GP surgeries


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