Penny has been with Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Portsmouth since its opening in December 2005. Initially she was the Lead Nurse for the Minor Injury/Minor Illness Unit until 2009 when she became Hospital Director, responsible for all services at Practice Plus Group Diagnostics, Havant.
Previously, Penny was a Nursing Sister in the local Emergency department but has varied NHS experience as an Operational Manager and Senior Nurse for Orthopaedics and General Surgery.
In August 2014 she became Hospital Director for the Practice Plus Group Urgent Treatment Centre, Southampton.
There are approximately 190 employees working across the 3 sites and Penny’s role is to support the smooth and successful running of all services.
Personal interests: Golf, skiing, cricket, running
Dr David Hett qualified from Guys Hospital Medical School. He spent 31 years practising medicine in the Royal Navy during which time he accredited as a consultant anaesthetist in 1994. He left the Royal Navy in 2011.
Dr Hett has been Medical Director at St Mary’s Treatment Centre for the last 10 years. His role is part time, being 2 days per week. The rest of the time he is a cardiac anaesthetist and intensivist at University Hospital Southampton where he works in a team of 11 others providing anaesthesia and intensive care for adult cardiac patients. He has just finished as a Final Fellowship Examiner at the Royal College of Anaethetists after 12 years.
Membership of professional, national or regional bodies:
British Medical Association
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Deb joined Practice Plus Group in April 2010 as Service Manager for Brighton Station Health Centre.
In May 2012 she took up her current role of Operations Manager which now covers three sites: Practice Plus Group Urgent Treatment Centre, Portsmouth, Practice Plus Group Diagnostics, Havant and Practice Plus Group Urgent Treatment Centre, Southampton.
Deb’s role is to ensure the smooth running of all services, which includes outpatients and day surgery, diagnostics and the minor injury and minor illness service at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Portsmouth centre and the Minor injury service at Royal South Hants. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, she is also the Lead for Health and Safety across the three sites.
Before joining Practice Plus Group, Deb managed a GP practice on the Isle of Wight. She has several years’ experience working within both primary and secondary care sectors. She has also worked for financial institutions and the Royal Navy as a Contracts Manager.
In her spare time she likes to dance both ballroom and salsa, and enjoys the occasional jog.