Nursing Team

Nurse practitioners

  • Maxine Copson Female, Nurse Practitioner Partner, RGN BSc (Hons), Queen’s Nurse
    I originally trained in Peterborough, moved to East Anglia in 1986 and started working in General Practice in 1989. I have been in my current post since 1992. I gained a BSc (Hons) degree and qualified as a Nurse Practitioner in 2000. I became an Independent Nurse Prescriber in 2004 and manage the nursing team at St Stephen’s Gate Medical Practice. I see patients with a variety of conditions including minor ailments and chronic disease management. I have a particular interest in coronary heart disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. I was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse in January 2014.
  • Kim Dyke – Female, Nurse Practitioner, RGN, DipN, BSc (Hons), Queen’s Nurse
    I qualified as an RGN in 1981 from Southmead Hospital Bristol. I also have a diploma in nursing and a Nurse Practitioner Degree. I am a Registered Nurse Prescriber. I have worked at St Stephen’s Gate Medical Practice since it opened. My specialist areas are in the care of patients with Diabetes and Sexual Health. I see patients of all ages with minor illness. I am proud to hold a Queens Nursing award in recognition of my commitment to Nursing in our local community.
  • Clair Haylock Female, Advanced Practitioner/ Clinical Lead Diabetes, RGN MSc
    I trained both as a general nurse and a midwife at King’s Lynn. After a brief spell as a midwife I then moved to working in the community both as a practice nurse and a district nurse. I joined the practice in 1999 and have since qualified as an Advanced Practitioner gaining a MSc in 2011. My main role is clinical lead for diabetes care within the practice. However, I also manage other chronic conditions such as hypertension. I also see patients with minor ailments.
  • Katheryn PalmerFemale, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Bsc (Hons)
    I qualified as a registered general nurse in the East Midlands in 1984 and have worked in general practice since 1993. I gained my independent nurse prescribing qualification in 2002 and shortly afterwards relocated to East Anglia where I completed the Nurse Practitioner degree. I have worked in a variety of practice settings utilising the many skills I have developed over the years. I work part-time at the surgery and see patients with a variety of conditions including minor ailments and injuries. I have a special interest in diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease.


  • Loraine LeggettFemale, RGN
    I completed my Nurse training at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in 1990, working in general surgical nursing for several years. I became a Practice Nurse in Kent in 1999, moving to Norfolk in 2003. My job involves childhood immunisation, travel advice, cervical screening, wound management and I have a diploma in Asthma and COPD, as well as Family Planning.
  • Debbie Tate Female, RGN
    I trained in Norwich and qualified as a nurse in 1984 and then as a midwife in 1988. I made the move to General Practice in 1989 when the community midwifery hospital I worked at closed and have been in my current post since July 2004.I hold a qualification in Minor Illness and Injuries which allows me to see, diagnose and treat a variety of common illness and injuries. In addition I have an asthma diploma and family planning certificate.My specialist interest is in travel health.
  • Kim McLellan Female
    Practice Nurse of the year 2017

Healthcare assistants

  • Jeanette HareFemale
    I have worked within the NHS since 1993… firstly at Unthank Road Surgery then with St Stephens Gate since it opened in 2006. My title is HCA which involves Phlebotomy, Taking blood pressures, fitting of 24hr Blood Pressure Monitors, Hearing tests, ECGs and suture removal.
  • Kay Ford – Female
    I have worked within the NHS since 2003 and joined St Stephen’s Gate in 2013 as a HCA. My role involves taking blood pressures, phlebotomy, hearing tests and ECGs.
  • Nell Gibbs – Female
    I joined the practice in March 2019 and have been working as a Senior Receptionist. In March 2020 I have taken on a new role as a Trainee Nursing Associate, a role that bridges the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses. I am really enjoying the programme with St Stephens Gate and will be exploring lots of skills within Nursing.