Bungay Medical Practice

www.bungaymedical.co.uk 22nd May 2018

Nursing Team

Karen Smith - Nurse Manager

MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner, BSc (Hons), DipHE (wound care), RGN

Karen undertook her training at Lincoln County Hospital before moving to Nottingham to work in Accident & Emergency. She then went on to become Senior Nursing Officer for P&O Princess Cruises, working as part of the ship's medical team, where she remained for over 10 years. After leaving P&O she came to Norwich and started her career in primary care. She joined Bungay Medical Practice in 2010 and in that time has completed her practitioner degree and she now manages the nursing department. Karen loves travel, music, laughing, eating and her springer spaniel!

Claire McGregor - Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

BSc(Hons), RGN

Claire trained at the UEA before going on to become senior staff nurse in Accident & Emergency at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Claire had a keen desire to move into primary care and joined Bungay Medical Practice in the summer of 2012, where she has fast become an integral part of the nursing team. Claire is currently undertaking her Advanced Nurse Practitioner degree at the UEA.

Claire enjoys walking and going to the cinema....and has a keen sense of humour!

Stephanie Timberlake - Practice Nurse 

BSc(Hons), RGN

Stephanie moved from Boise, Idaho (U.S.A.) to London, England with her family in September 2013. Since her arrival, she has made Suffolk her home and enjoys the rich cultural traditions and historical sites of East Anglia. Stephanie earned her nursing degree in the U.S. and worked principally in secondary care with oncology patients prior to becoming a practice and research nurse in the U.K.  Stephanie enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time in the kayak with her husband and daughter.

 Katherine Mcilroy - Practice Nurse

Katherine qualified in 1993 & joined the practice in February 2014. She has worked in a variety of acute settings across the country including trauma & orthopaedics, spinal injuries and has a diploma in palliative care.

Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog & reading.

Sam Downing - Practice Nurse


Sam joined the nursing team in 2013. She has previously worked at the West Suffolk Hospital and also the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Sam decided to work in primary care because she wanted to work locally and help patients in the local community.

Sam's personal interests are her family, socialising, the great outdoors and anything furry with 4 legs!

Charlotte Sutton - Trainee Nurse Practitioner

Debbie George Community Matron

Sheena Buck - Health Care Assistant

Sheena joined the practice as a Health Care Assistant in August 2005. She has a Diploma in Nursery Nursing and an NVQ3 in Health & Social Care. She is married with two children. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and country walks.

Amy Manning - Health Care Assistant

Gemma Marshall - Health Care Assistant

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