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Meet the WECS Team

The GP's

Dr Laura Godfrey

I completed my medical training in 2001 at the University of Birmingham and moved to Dorset in 2002 to complete my GP Training.  From February 2006 I worked as a GP in Purbeck for 9 years and I developed a particular interest in the management of frail and complex patients by working part time in community hospitals too. In April 2015 I started work for WECS as Lead GP and have enjoyed evolving this service over time to streamline and improve care. I love living in Dorset with my family and enjoy hiking, running and mountain biking in my spare time.

Dr Elizabeth Jones

I undertook my medical training at University College London, qualifying in 2005. I completed my GP training in Dorchester and have been working as a GP in Purbeck and West Dorset since 2010. In that time I have worked in community hospitals as well as setting up a frailty service in the practices I have worked out. I have been working for WECS since January 2019 and enjoy being part of the team supporting patients in their own homes as well as in residential or nursing homes.

Frailty Practitioner Team

Trish Pugh

I completed my nurse training in The Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service in Plymouth in 1982. Since moving to Dorset in 1999 I have worked in community hospitals and as District Nurse Team Lead in Weymouth. I joined the WECS service in 2017 as a Frailty Nurse Practitioner. I have enjoyed being a part of developing this team, and we continue to develop

Sarah Basford

I completed my Registered Nurse Training in 1987 and worked in various hospitals for 8 years. I then moved into General Practice and was a Practice Nurse for 19 years, with a specific interest in COPD and Asthma. I am an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. I also particularly enjoy working with the Elderly and I joined the WECS service in June 2018 as a frailty practitioner, caring for the housebound patients. I enjoy walking in the Dorset countryside and I am an avid reader.

Lesley Oakes

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2006 in Lancashire and I have worked in the UK and abroad in a variety of settings. I have now settled in beautiful Dorset and have been part of the WECS team since February 2019. I feel we really can make a difference to those living in their own homes or in a care home. In my spare time I enjoy running and dog walking.

Sharon McLoughlin

I have been a Nurse for over 30 years, having completed my Nurse Training at King’s College Hospital in London. Since then I have worked in many varied environments developing an eclectic background of experience! Initially in Emergency and urgent care but more recently in primary and community care. I qualified as an Emergency Care Practitioner in 2005 at Bournemouth. I have gone on to develop knowledge in Frailty, long term conditions, palliative and End of Life care gained from working across Community settings in Speciality and care Home settings. I remain passionate about the value of nursing to the patient and I completed my non medical prescribing course in 2019. I have also worked as a paramedic within the London and South West Ambulance services

Kate Cartwright

I completed my nurse training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1990. I worked at various hospitals until I joined my local district nursing team in 1997. I enjoy caring for people in their own homes. I qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with Specialist District Nursing in 2014 and have undertaken several different roles in the community since then. These include Community Matron, Nurse Practitioner in a GP surgery and Community Acute response Practitioner. I have a special interest in working with people that are frail and joined WECS in September 2020 as a Frailty Nurse Practitioner. I currently care for people in their own homes and in care homes. I enjoy walking, reading and cooking.

Frailty Assistants

The Frailty assistants work with community teams as well as with WECS.

Emma Kane

I have worked for Dorset NHS Trust in various roles since 1995, mainly with frail and elderly patients. I enjoy working as a member of WECS and as part of an integrated service along with a wide range of health professionals within the community. I am currently employed in the role of trainee Healthcare Assistant Practitioner and as such I am enrolled on a two-year course of related study at Solent University. I have lived in Weymouth for most of my life and spend most of my spare time with my family. I also enjoy all aspects of the countryside, including the Archers!

Lucy Zhang


Glen Bryant

I completed my pharmacy training at the University of Brighton in 2010. After working as a locum community pharmacist, I moved to Dorset in 2015 working with Lloyd’s and Rowland’s pharmacy. I joined the WECS team in 2020 and I am currently in training to become an independent prescriber. I have a medical interest with patients that have multiple medication and medical conditions - Polypharmacy. My interests include Parkruns, Films, American Football and the London Underground.