GCSE english, maths, french, science, Art and music at Arnold hill comprehensive school.
A level biology and psychology
Btec in business
Degree in adult nursing
independent nurse prescribing.
merit/warwick course in diabetes
diabetes acute medicine/deputy ward manager
practice nurse prescriber
I work in general practice with the best team of nurses and general practitioners. We work very closely supporting each other through challenging needs of general practice but our main aim is to meet the needs of our community giving them above and beyond.
I qualified as a nurse back in 1995 and I love being a nurse it’s most rewarding and interesting career. You never stop meeting and helping new people and working as part of a team. I’m married with a daughter who is currently studying at York university to follow in her mother’s footsteps to also be a nurse one day. I have a dog called Bella.
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Dedicated hard working and passionate about helping others
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Nursing of course!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
All the time for being too quiet! which my colleagues won’t believe.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Passing my nurse independent prescribing course. I’m not very academic but it shows with hard work and dedication you can achieve anything.
What or who inspired you to do your job?
My father was admitted to hospital with a collapsed lung and I experienced first hand how caring and dedicated the nurses were to helping make a difference to their patients and I knew from that day that’s what I would be.
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?
I would have joined the military as they inspire me with their dedication and passion.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Live in Cumbria
Not have grey hair and have to dye it!
own be a big boat and travel the world
Tell us a joke.
Why are nurses afraid of outdoors?
Too much poisonous IV