Alison Bullock had been keen to become a practice nurse when she first qualified in 2007, but at that time she couldn’t find a way into primary care.
After working as a medical services adviser for a charity and then a phlebotomist in London, Alison relocated to Northampton where she took time out to raise her young family.
In January this year she completed the University of Northampton’s Return to Practice programme and successfully applied for the GP Nurse Training Programme. She is currently training at Albany House Medical Centre in Wellingborough.
Alison said: “I am really enjoying the programme and it has given me the pathway to pursue my career as a general practice nurse. It combines a structured study programme at De Montfort University along with real experience within my practice.
“Without this opportunity, I would not have the breadth of understanding of the role of a general practice nurse or its potential.”