I completed my nurse training in 2015 from the University of Lincoln. I started my career as a qualified staff nurse, working at Kings Mill Hospital in the accident and emergency department. I loved my first nursing position but felt the department was not right for me, so I left after one year to pursue a career within general practice.
In 2016, I started working as a treatment room nurse in Lincoln. I was given the opportunity to attend numerous clinical courses, gaining skills and knowledge needed for general practice. All the courses were very informative and by 2018 I had gained enough knowledge to apply for a practice nurse position.
I applied for my PGCert in general practice, the course was being delivered at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. My application was successful and I was lucky enough to have my fees paid for by the CCG. I was able to compare the university course contents and the courses I had already taken during my time as a treatment room nurse. I knew the university course would be more in-depth but the whole contents were delivered to a much higher standard, giving me the knowledge and skills to benefit my patients.
I started working with the Lincolnshire Training Hub in September 2020 as a nurse fellow. During this fellowship, I designed a preceptorship programme for newly qualified practice nurses working within Lincolnshire. I now work with LTH to enhance training opportunities for practice and deliver much needed clinical services to nurses during their time in general practice.