The Hackwood Partnership

Essex House, Essex Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8SU

Practice Nurses

Mrs Clare Smith

Clare completed her RGN training at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading between 1984 and 1987. Her first job was in the Accident and Emergency department at North Hampshire Hospital where she stayed for 15 years. During her time there she completed a post graduate diploma in Accident and Emergency medicine and she then moved to The Hackwood Partnership where she works in our treatment room. She runs the baby immunisations, cryotherapy, asthma and COPD clinics. She completed diplomas in Asthma and COPD. Her hobbies include badminton, reading and taxi service for 2 children.


Mrs Deborah Labagnara

Deborah trained as a general nurse at North Hampshire Hospital, and then went on to train as a midwife in Basingstoke working in the hospital and the community. She joined the Practice as a midwife in 1998 then moved to Practice nursing in 2002, with a special interest in diabetes. Outside of work Deborah’s hobbies include being a chicken fancier (not the cooked kind!!!), creative embroidery and gardening.

Mrs Charlotte Kendall

Charlotte Kendall

Charlotte trained at Frimley Park Hospital and the University of Surrey where she gained her Diploma In Nursing.  She then worked in the community in Surrey as a Community Staff Nurse and District Nursing Sister where she gained a Degree in Health and Social Care. Charlotte then moved into Community Palliative Care within North Hampshire, and spent a brief time managing a nursing home. Charlotte came to the Practice in August 2015 and is now completing a Masters module in Minor Illness. Charlotte works in the treatment room, runs baby immunisation and cardiovascular clinics and works as part of the Duty Team triaging urgent calls. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys many crafts including sewing, quilting and upcycling furniture.

Mrs Amber Truscott






Women’s health nurse, Amber, trained at St Peter’s Hospital and The University of Surrey where she gained her Diploma in Nursing. She went on to work at North Hampshire Hospital on the gynaecology ward and Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit.  Amber started work as a Practice Nurse in 2010, specialising in women’s health.  Amber provides a specialist clinic offering all aspects of women’s health including  a comprehensive contraception service which includes sub-dermal contraceptive implants and ICUDs (coils), sexually transmitted diseases, menopause and cervical cytology (smear tests).  Amber lives with her husband and their three children.  When work time allows, Amber enjoys cooking from scratch and keeping fit.

Mrs Annabelle Cox-Walker

Mrs Alison Hullah


Associate Practitioner

Mrs Linda Baker

Linda joined the practice in October 2017.  She has extensive experience working with the Community Nursing team and will be running regular clinics in the treatment room.




Healthcare Assistant