Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Debbie Blackmore (f)

Debbie qualified as a nurse in 1999 and worked in the BRI until moving

to the community in 2004.

After completing District Nurse Training Debbie moved into the Out of Hours Service where she studied Advanced Practice. In 2010 Debbie became a Community Matron and Clinical Lead, consolidated her non-medical prescribing and completed her MSc in Advanced Practice.


Having enjoyed the research side of study, Debbie joined the practice in order to support the research and clinical team in her dual role.  Debbie supports with the on call surgeries and also has pre-bookable appointments.


Nurse Pippa Backhouse (f)
Nurse Maria Muir (f)

ANP Maria Muir

Maria qualified as a nurse in 1996, after gaining experience in acute hospital settings she moved into primary care, working in general practice , walk-in centre's and Out of Hours. She Joined Nightingale Valley Practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2018. She has a nursing degree in emergency care, is a non-medical prescriber and has an MSc in advanced practice.

Outside of work, she enjoys boosting her energy and fitness levels with gym classes, yoga sessions and meditation practice.  Family life also adds to her emotional wellbeing.


Sue Baber
Jean Ainsworth
Caroleann Grattan
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Kathryn Stacey
Rachel Fox
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Julie Scott
Julie-Anne Perry
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