I qualified in Exeter as an RGN in 1984. After working in various departments of the hospital I decided to move into the community where I gained valuable experience working with the district nurses, night nursing service and with the health visitors.
I joined the surgery in 2001, and together with my nursing colleagues offer a team approach to a wide variety of treatment room duties.
I run clinics for heart disease, stroke care and diabetes. I have obtained my MSc in Diabetes through the university of Warwick to gain a better understanding of this complex and frustrating condition which seems to be being diagnosed more often in all ages.
I would like to think that if we all work together we CAN make a difference.
I trained as a Registered General Nurse at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, qualifying in 1989 from the Exeter School of Nursing. I then specialized in Orthopaedic nursing, qualifying as a registered Orthopaedic nurse in 1991 at The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital.
I worked here caring for adults and children until 1994 when I joined The West of England School for Children With Little or No Sight. I worked in the medical centre there for eleven years gaining experience of caring for children with visual impairment, very special needs and epilepsy.
I left the school in 2005 to join the medical team at St Loyes Foundation where I worked with adults retraining for employment with a wide variety of disabilities/special needs.
I joined the Practice in 2008 as a Practice Nurse and carry out all areas of nursing care including dressings, phlebotomy, childhood immunization, travel advice and smoking cessation.
I also have a special interest in respiratory conditions and I am responsible for the care of those patients with asthma and COPD. This includes the annual review, spirometry, teaching correct inhaler technique and general support and advice.
I qualified as a Nurse from University of Plymouth (Exeter) in 2003. My career started at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and I worked in Cardiology for 6 years. I moved to Whipton Hospital and gained further experience in Care of the Elderly. I joined Barnfield Hill Surgery in May 2011 and enjoy meeting all the patients and providing such a wide variety of treatment room/nursing care. Barnfield Hill is a great place to work.