|Sister Debbie Gumbley|
RGN, RM, Dip PNS, MSc and nurse Prescriber
After many years as a practice nurse Sister Gumbley undertook a three-year Masters Degree course at University to become a nurse Practitioner. This is a new and developing nursing role incorporating skills, which are closely interlinked with that of GP colleagues and include physical examination, ordering investigations and tests, prescribing medication for minor illness and chronic diseases plus direct referral and liaison with secondary care.
The nurse Practitioner complements and supports the GP and practice nurse roles, but more importantly provides an additional and alternative healthcare professional for patients with minor illness and chronic diseases.
- Lead nurse in Diabetes / Heart Disease / Hypertension