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Nurse Practitioners

Maxine Copson


RGN BSc (Hons), Queen's Nurse, Nurse Practitioner Partner 

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 obstruction pulmonary disease.

I was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse in January 2014.

Kim Dyke


RGN BSc (Hons), Queen's Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

I qualified from Southmead Hospital Bristol as a Registered General Nurse in 1981. I also hold a Diploma in Nursing (UEA 1997). I completed my Nurse Practitioner Degree BSC Hons in 2009. I am a registered Nurse Prescriber. I joined SSGMP when it opened 9 years ago. I see patients of all ages with minor illness and I work with Clair Haylock to provide care and support for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. I have a specialist interest in Sexual Health and contraception. I have also been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse.

Clair Haylock


RGN MSc - Advanced Practitioner/ Clincial Lead Diabetes

I trained both as a general nurse and a midwife at Kings 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 asthma and hypertension. I also see patients with minor ailments.

Katheryn Palmer

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 Leggett



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


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 (f)

Practice Nurse of the year 2017

Sarah Dyson (f)

I trained and worked at the 'old ' Norfolk and Norwich hospital , several years ago !

 My first post after qualifying was Urology , followed by General Surgery , and Community Nursing ,before becoming a Practice Nurse in 1992 .

 I joined St. Stephens Gate/ Newmarket Road Medical Practice  in November 2017 and  work as part of a team of professional staff.

  My role includes being  responsible for the assessing, screening and treatment of patients of all ages .

 I have an specialist interest in wound care management .

Healthcare Assistants

Jeanette Hare
Kay Ford

I have worked within the NHS since 2003 and joined St. Stephens Gate in 2013 as an HCA. My role involes taking blood pressures, phlebotomy, hearing tests and ECG's.

Sue Page (f)
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