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Career profile: Shirley Grummit, lead practice nurse, Nottinghamshire

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Job title Lead practice nurse

Location Fountain Medical Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Qualifications RGN, PGDip, V300, QN.

Why did you become a nurse?

An accident when I was 14 necessitated a lengthy and complicated A&E attendance; the nursing impressed me and this was the main deciding factor. Prior to that I wanted to be a teacher.

How has your career developed since you started nursing?

I did gynaecology when I first qualified and went on to become ward sister. I also did my family planning qualification and worked in a community-based clinic for many years alongside this (only resigning very recently due to pressures of work).

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