RGN, DPSCN, BSc (HONS) Community Nursing, DE

</p><br /><br /> <p>Dot Whitehead

Dot  was born in Scotland and completed the majority of her education and nurse training in England. Dot earned a degree in Community Nursing in the UK and worked as a District Nursing Sister in the South West of England before travelling and working in many locations throughout the world with her husband. They immigrated to Australia in 2004 and have lived in Queensland, Nowra and Canberra.

Dot brings a wealth of skills and experience to her role in Conder Surgery. She is Passionate about Chronic Disease prevention, education and support; she has recently completed her Diabetes Educator Training and is our Heart Care Ambassador.

She has completed extensive training and continues to keep updated in the following:

  • Cervical Screening
  • Immunisation (Children/Adults/Travel)
  • Ear Syringing
  • Asthma Management and Support
  • COPD Management and Support
  • Wound Management
  • Spirometry
  • Diabetes Management



Leah completed her Diploma of Nursing at Canberra Institute of technology in 2012. She began her Grad year as a Full Time Nurse at the National Capital Private Hospital where she worked in the Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Anaesthetic Bay and Recovery ward to build her experience. Once her Grad year was complete she continued to work on the surgical ward for a year before completing two years in the Critical Care/High Dependency ward.

In February 2017 Leah dropped back to Casual work as a nurse at the National Capital Private Hospital when she joined our team at Conder Surgery as Full Time Receptionist before moving on to join Dot as a Full Time Practice Nurse in October 2017. During this Time Leah completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Sturt University Graduating in 2018.

Leah continues to keep her training updated to bring her best to our practice and has recently completed a course in Infection Control and Cervical Screening.


Tanya has been working in General Practice for the last 4 and a half years. Prior to that she worked in a hospital setting for 6 and a half years, based mainly in the surgical area. Tanya enjoys all aspects of general practice and is passionate about helping her patients to achieve better health outcomes and improve their well-being.

Tanya holds MA in Nursing and keeps her knowledge and skills up to date.