I have been in the nursing profession for seventeen years now and during that time I have worked in various hospital and community based settings in both the NHS and private sector.
I was employed as a Community Nurse, providing medical, post operative, chronic disease management and terminal care to patients predominantly registered at this surgery but within their own homes.
After leaving the Community Nurse setting I joined the North End medical Centre as one of two Senior Practice Nurses and I have been working here for nearly six years now. I have developed a special interest in the areas of General disease management, Child health/immunisations, Travel health, and Wound management.
My main area of interest is in Diabetes management and I currently hold a diabetes clinic with a General Practitioner here at the surgery every Thursday afternoon, which I find thoroughly enjoyable and very rewarding.
I am one of two senior practice nurses within the Medical Centre, working here for the past two years. I have a very extensive and varied background in nursing.
Having served in the Royal Navy as a senior nurse, for eight years, I have been fortunate enough to apply my clinical skills within many challenging and dynamic environments across the world and at sea.
Over time, I have developed a specialist interest in Primary Care and education, gaining specialist qualifications in: Teaching and Assessing; Reproductive and Sexual Health; Respiratory Medicine; Travel and Tropical Medicine; Smoking Cessation and
I have worked within the Medical Centre for some twenty years. Over time, I have gained experience in all areas of primary care and medical administration.
For the past two years I have focused on patient clinical care, completing an NVQ level 3 in Health.