Specialist Disease Nurses
We have several nurses and nurse practitioners who have advanced training in the management of
a range of chronic diseases. Diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. These are conditions that often last life-
long and cause significant long term consequences for patients as well as a daily requirment to take
In all of these conditions, regular reviews in our nurse led clinics is important in improving your
health, minimising progression of the disease, optimising treatment and dealing with any problems as
they arise. We will send you invitations to make an appointment with our nurses and would strongly
encourage you to do this.
Tel: 01903 234844 Prescription Requests: 01903 282803
Fax: 01903 231734
23 Shelley Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 4BS (map)
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Respiratory Specialist Nurse ENG, RGN, Dip (Professional
Practice), Dip (Asthma), Dip (Respiratory Care).
Qualified as an Enrolled Nurse (1983) and a Registered Nurse (1988) having
trained at Worthing & Southlands Hospitals. Having specialised in Intensive
Care nursing in 1993 set up and developed the Respiratory Nurse Service for
Worthing & Southlands Hospitals where she was the Respiratory Nurse
Specialist for 14 years.
Joined WMG (part time) August 2010 as Chronic Disease Management Nurse
- Respiratory. Specialist interest Asthma and COPD.
Sue also uses her expert knowledge working as an Asthma Nurse Specialist
for the charity Asthma UK.
Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Michelle qualified in 1994 at St Thomas's Hospital getting a BSC (on) nursing
studies degree. Following this Michelle has worked in a variety of settings
gaining medical and surgical experience in many hospitals and also in the
community. This was mainly in London until settling in Worthing in 2003.
She then worked at Worthing hospital in the private patients need for a
couple of years to moving into the community. Michelle then work as a
district nurse liaison link and then as a practice nurse until specialised
diabetes. She then worked at the diabetes center at the hospital for a year
before settling into Worthing Medical Group. Her main passion is diabetes but
she also undertakes blood pressure, heart and stroke reviews. She's also
about to undertake a respiratory module to include management of asthma
Diabetes and Hypertension Specialist Nurse
Debbie qualified in 2002 with a diploma in adult nursing from Brighton
University. Following this she worked at St Richards Hospital, Chichester
on their acute medical unit. Debbie joined the surgery in 2008 to help
manage patients with high blood pressure. In 2010 she achieved
completed a degree module in diabetes care and is now studying with
Brighton University for a BSc specialist practice degree. Her main nursing
interests are diabetes and cardiovascular disease and providing holistic
patient centred nursing care.
These are the degrees and
diploma in nursing awarded by
universities and hospitals.
They include: RN, RGN, RMN,
These are qualifications and
exams taken after
qualification and represent
additional study and higher
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science