Nurse Partner & Nursing Team Manager
BSC Health Studies, RGN, Independent Nurse Prescriber, PCN Nurse Lead
Background: I became a Partner in the Practice in September 2019. My responsibilities are to lead and support a large, skilled, multidisciplinary team and work collaboratively with our General Practitioners, Practice Manager and community teams. I also support our Nurse teams in the PCN.
Interests: My big love is tennis and general outdoor exercise. I also enjoy reading and film.
RGN, Registered Mental Health Nurse, BSc Health Studies and Independent Nurse Prescriber, Queen's Nurse
Background: I have worked as a practice nurse since 1993 and have a specialist interest in long term conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma and COPD, Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure. I am also trained in the management of patients with minor illness problems. I am a nurse educator with a post graduate certificate in education and work as an associate lecturer for Plymouth University and co teach the asthma/COPD module and teach and lead on the CVD and stroke module in Primary care.
Interests: Swimming, walking on the moor, cycling and yoga.
Independent Nurse Prescriber
Background: Qualified RGN 1987 Worcester. Worked in general surgery/urology/intensive care. Travelled and worked in Australia. Became practice nurse in 2001 in Herefordshire. I then moved to Devon and now work as Practice Nurse and Minor Illness Nurse at Okehampton Medical Centre
Interests: Walking, mountain biking, netball, reading and gardening.
SRN, Independent Nurse Prescriber, BSc Hons Health Studies. Dip. Asthma/Family Planning/Diabetes
Background: I have worked at the Medical Centre since 2000 and I qualified as a nurse prescriber in 2012. I run diabetes clinics, minor illness clinics and general practice nurse clinics.
Interests: I enjoy walking on Dartmoor and the coastal path, cross-stitch and reading, and spending time with friends and family.
RGN, BSC Health Studies
Background: I qualified in 1991 at Bristol School of Nursing. I worked in RD&E after qualifying and at Okehampton War Memorial Hospital until its closure in 2003 mainly working on the medical ward and in the MIU. I was lead nurse for the MIU and was part of the team who helped plan and oversee the move to the new hospital in Okehampton in 2003. After 25 years working at the Okehampton hospitals I was keen for a new challenge. I was successful in applying to come and work at the medical centre and started here in April 2016. I have a varied, enjoyable and rewarding job which is often very busy and challenging.
Interests: Spending my weekends off with my family and time to enjoy the garden. As well as the occasional round of golf!
RGN, BSc Health Studies, Independant Nurse Prescriber
RGN, Independant Nurse Prescriber
Background: I qualified in Bristol in 1984 and have had a varied career in the NHS and Private Practice working on wards, in A&E and Out patients.
For the last 13 years I have been back in A&E working as a Emergency Nurse Practitioner.
In 2018 I joined the team at Okehampton working in Minor Illness and Minor Injuries.
Interests: I am a keen runner and enjoy cycling, gardening and walking. I also love to travel both in the UK and abroad.
BA (Hons), RGN, PGCE, Independant Nurse Prescriber, Queen's Nurse
Background: I qualified as a Nurse in 1985 in Bristol. My first specialty was palliative care working for several years in a Hospice in Hereford. I then moved into General Practice Nursing. I have a special interest in Respiratory Conditions, and support patients of all ages with a wide variety of long term health conditions. I train and mentor nurses and health care assistants through Plymouth University and have worked with National bodies to establish standards of training and competence for these groups.
Interests: I belong to a local church where I learn from working with the children’s group and I love walking our dog, swimming, reading and crafts
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult), RN
Background: I trained for three years at the University of Plymouth and qualified in December 2020. I joined the Practice in March 2021 as a Junior Practice Nurse and plan to continue training to become a Nurse Prescriber. I have a clinical interest in long term conditions, wound care, and research, along with a desire to improve sustainability and reduce waste.
Interests: I love to read, craft, travel, and go on long walks in the countryside – especially with my dog, Otis. I also aspire to write a book one day.
Trainee Practice Nurse
Care Certificate, NHS Health Checks, L5 GP Assistant Certificate
Background: I have been at Okehampton Medical Centre since 2008, before that I worked in the leisure industry where I taught swimming and aerobics and promoted healthy living.
Interests: Playing hockey, walking, reading and teaching swimming.