Lucy works full time for PCCPD. Her duties include arranging courses, booking venues & trainers, dealing with invoices and many other aspects within the business. Lucy is your main point of contact and is always happy to help. In her spare time Lucy enjoys spending time with her family and helping out on the family farm.
DIRECTOR & TRAINER
Penny Warner qualified as a Registered Nurse and Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in Sheffield in 1988 before moving to South Lincolnshire. She has spent time in paediatrics, A & E and out-patients before moving into Primary Care. Penny has worked as a Specialist Practice Nurse and has gained an ENB 928 in Diabetes Care, NRTC Diplomas in Asthma and COPD, RCN Diploma in Sexual Health and Post Graduate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Education. She has also now gained NMC registered teacher status and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Medical and Healthcare Education. Penny has been teaching Primary Care Nurses for the past six years and has a particular interest in immunisation, travel health and ear irrigation, enjoying the more practical elements of teaching.
Sally Roberts trained as a nurse in Bath and then moved straight to London to St Thomas Hospital before midwifery training at St Marys’ Hospital Paddington. Once qualified, she then worked as a midwife in the Homerton, Edgeware, Chelsea and Westminster and Hillingdon hospitals in a variety of midwifery roles from high risk, labour ward coordinator to 1: 1 homebirth team lead.Whilst on maternity leave, she moved to Suffolk and changed direction to “family planning”. Here, she developed the East Suffolk Contraception Outreach services, becoming East Suffolk Contraception Lead Nurse and then on to Consultant Nurse in Waveny and Great Yarmouth.Now working part-time in General Practice providing contraception, LARC fitting, sexual health and Menopause services, she also teaches: the FSRH diploma, letters of competence for both Implants and IUT in addition to a variety of reproductive health courses for health professionals.
"Joanne Loades is a cardiovascular specialist nurse who held a variety of roles within the NHS before setting up in business as an independent nurse consultant in 2010; delivering clinical, educational and consultancy services to a number of NHS, charitable and commercial organisations across the UK.As a former Clinical Lead for Education for Health, Joanne passionately believes in educating healthcare professionals to improve patient care and has recently taken up the role of Clinical Director for Learn With Nurses, a Community Interest Company providing online clinical education. She is a member of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Working Party of The British and Irish Hypertension Society and sits on the Editorial Board of General Practice Nursing journal.Joanne has authored many publications in the nursing and cardiology press both in the UK and internationally. She is currently engaged as a Primary Care Home Faculty Member with the National Association of Primary Care and is the Clinical Director for South Norfolk Healthcare GPPO. To keep up her acute skills Joanne still regularly works shifts in Intensive Care and Coronary Care at her local hospital, where she returned to full time work during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic
"Mary Bedwell RGN qualified in 1980. For the past 20 years she has worked in Primary Care seeing a variety of patients. For 8 years she has been a Nurse Practitioner, with a special interest in Long Term Condition management.She is the Lead Nurse and Diabetes Lead for My Practice. Mary has worked for PCCPD for 5 years delivering a range of training sessions. She says it is a privilege to help others to learn new skills or to revisit/update current practice.
"Anne Rodman has been involved in education to improve care for respiratory disease for over 15 years. Anne’s background is acute and emergency care but after gaining her Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc in 2003 she began to work in primary care, focusing on minor illness and chronic respiratory disease. In 2009 Anne completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Respiratory Care with the Open University and Education for Health.Anne has worked at the primary/secondary care interface on respiratory improvement programmes across healthcare sectors. Working in a large practice in the West Midlands she guided her practice colleagues to achieve the PCRS-UK respiratory Quality Award, an effort that only 9 UK practices have been able to match. Since starting to work freelance in 2014 Anne has worked with a variety of organisations to improve the respiratory skills and knowledge of clinicians. These include 2 national research projects delivering interventions to improve emotional wellbeing and breathlessness in people with COPD, and supporting primary care clinicians to help patients develop more effective self-management skills. Anne is an accredited spirometry practitioner and past member of the ARTP spirometry committee, and past co-chair of the Primary Care Respiratory Society National Conference organising committee.Anne is passionate about the role of education in improving care and sees her focus in training to enthuse and motivate students to see learning as continuous process, not simply a one off certificate. She is currently involved in developing and supporting accredited online learning modules for Rotherham Respiratory, and also works regular shifts on the pandemic frontline as a COVID vaccinator. Her ultimate aim is to ensure correct early diagnosis of respiratory disease, enabling patients to make informed choices and maintain a good quality of life. She believes all patients should receive good quality care provided by a properly trained health care professional.
"Having worked for over 20 years as a respiratory nurse initially setting up and running a COPD service with the advent of the GP contract in 2004, she is more than qualified to deliver the new format of respiratory care in the form of a diagnostic hub. She believes every person has a right to the correct diagnosis and treatment and the current misdiagnosis must be addressed by appropriate training and education. Her most recent project has been the writing, creating and production of four online spirometry eLearning courses for Rotherham Respiratory. The opportunity to work back in primary care is her ‘swan song’ and the exciting opportunity to create a diagnostic hub is enabling her to put all her years of experience into practice to transform respiratory care for this group of patients within an innovative Primary Care Network.