I started my career as a trainee dental nurse in 1985 at a NHS practice in Thornton Heath. Over the course of a year i learnt the basic skills required for nursing. In 1986, I applied for a full time nursing position in Coulsdon and have been in the same practice since (over 30 years!)
Over the years, I have learnt reception skills and have alternated between both roles throughout my career. my vast experience has given me paramount experience answering the phone and booking appointments, Preparing the surgery and filing, processing x-rays, sterilising instruments and stock control.
Being a long standing member of the practice, I have a very good relationship with the patients many of which have been patients here as long as ive been working here.
I have three teenage children, husband and a dog! whom take up most of my spare time, but when I'm able to, i enjoy reading, taking my dog for a walk and taxi my daughters around. I also volunteer assisting cooking duties at the local Brownie unit where my daughters attended at a young age and i attend Brownie camp twice yearly.