Kath qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985, following which she gained experience working in local hospitals in surgical, high dependency and orthopaedic nursing. She later worked as a District Nurse and Practice Nurse for Hope Farm Medical Centre. She then went onto undertake an Advanced Nurse Practitioner BSc. (Hons) degree and currently provides care to an undifferentiated caseload. Kath is also the nursing team manager and has a special interest in diabetes.
Tracy qualified as a registered nurse in 1995. After a year working as the gastro link nurse at Arrowe Park Hospital she moved to primary care. Working in the primary care setting since 1996, both in the UK and abroad, Tracy has continuously studied and gained diplomas in chronic diseases, prescribing and her BSc. (Hons) and Masters-level qualification in Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Cath qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and worked at Macclesfield District General Hospital in the Coronary Care Unit. SHe further qualified as a Registered Midwife in Dumfries & Galloway & went on to work at Arrowe Park Hospital maternity unit. In 1991 she joined the newly established Hope Farm Medical Centre as a Practice Nurse & has also worked in community contraception & sexual health clinics.
Sharon has been a qualified nurse for 10 years, for the first 5 working in acute care such as the coronary care unit and working up to acting deputy ward manager for the acute medical unit. The last 5 years have been spent in general practice where she undertakes chronic diseases management and a wide range of other duties. Recently she has become a nurse prescriber and hopes that patients will soon be able to benefit from her new skills. With the practice being part of the Year of Care cluster prototype she is also the lead Practice Nurse at Hope Farm for this project.