I started my nurse training at Cuckfield and Crawley Hospital as a staff nurse on a Medical ward, Neurological ward and in A&E before going to Norfolk and Norwich hospital for a cardiac course. Once I had completed my course I came back to the area and worked on a different medical ward until becoming a treatment room nurse at Hassocks Health Centre.
I have now worked at Cuckfield Medical Practice since 2004. I specialise in coronary heart disease, Asthma, COPD, wound care, child immunisations, learning disability assessments, warfarin monitoring, travel health and immunisations and weight management.
I qualified in 1985 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Two years later I moved to East Grinstead and completed my post registration course in Burns & Plastic Surgery. During the interim years I have mainly worked in the community setting as a community and school nurse, prior to starting at Cuckfield Medical Practice 7 years ago.
As well as general nursing duties I specialise in Diabetes management, wound care and smoking cessation. I also carry out the childhood immunisation programme, smears, warfarin monitoring clinics.
I have previous experience working in an integrated nursing team including District Nurses, Practice Nurses and Health Visitors. I am skilled in wound care, smears, immunisation travel and diabetes.