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Extended Scope Practitioners Service

What are they?

Extended Scope Practitioners are highly qualified expert therapists who work in an extended role and provide a range of interventions which include treatment, education and advice. They act as a first point of contact in secondary care assessing patients in lieu of consultants. 

They provide a service in the hospitals running clinics along side the consultants as well as in some GP surgeries and are competent to order investigations such as MRI scans, x-rays and blood tests. They use their advanced clinical reasoning skills to ensure that the patients are put on to the right treatment pathway with the aim to restore, maintain and improve a person’s function and movement and therefore maximise their quality of life.

How do you get to see an Extended Scope Practitioner?

  • Referrals for an appointment with an Extended Scope Practitioner are received either from a GP or a consultant. 

  • You will be informed of your appointment by letter or telephone.  

  • If you fail to contact us and do not attend you first appointment you will be discharged from our list, and will need a further referral from your GP/consultant.

  • Failure to attend follow-up appointments will result in automatic discharge from our care.

  • If you think you are eligible for transport this should be booked through your GP.

Our staff

The Extended Scope Practitioners are based in hospitals across East Kent.

Chiedza Helen Madzokere is a Consultant Allied Health Professional and see patients at Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital and Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Jenny Seggie is a Paediatric Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at William Harvey Hospital and Kent and Canterbury Hospital.                              

Stuart Hide is a Spinal Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at William Harvey Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital.

Nikki Triggs is a Hand Therapist Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital and Victoria Hospital.

Hayley Smith  is a Hand Therapist Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at Kent & Canterbury Hospital and William Harvey Hospital

Leena Shah is an Trauma Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at Kent & Canterbury Hospital.                   

Victoria Frampton is a Rheumatology Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Faversham Cottage Hospital and Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital.
            
Liz Van Rossen is a Rheumatology Extended Scope Practitioner and sees patients at Kent and Canterbury Hospital & Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital.

Getting to our hospitals

For information of getting to our hospitals by car, public transport or NHS transport, plus details of car parking availability - please see the link below:

Find your way around our hospitals

Click the links below to view and download maps of our hospitals:

How can I contact an Extended Scope Practitioner?

Any of the secretaries who work within the ESP service will be able to help you.  But should you wish to be more specific about your query then the contact details below may be able to help you further.

  • Secretary to Jenny Seggie
    Tel: 01233 633331 Ext 86618       
  • Secretary to Liz Van Rossen and Victoria Frampton
    Tel 01227 766877 Ext 74380

  • Secretary to Chiedza Helen Madzokere 
    Tel: 01843 225544 Ext 62136
  • Sharon Churchyard is the Administration Manager for
    the ESP Service
    Tel 01303 850202 Ext 42716 / 44445

  • Secretary to Stuart Hide, Nikki Triggs and Leena Shah
    Tel. 01303 850202 Ext 44445