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Current Vacancies

Partner or Salaried with a View to Partnership

St Stephens Gate Medical Practice in Norwich is inviting applications for a full-time or three-quarter time GP to join us.

We are a high calibre practice with an excellent support team. We currently teach Year 2 and Year 5 Medical students, and are a full-accredited training and research practice.

We have a strong Nursing team with four independent prescribing Nurse Practitioners, four Practice Nurses and three Health Care Assistants. Two of our Nurse Practitioners are Queen’s Medal holders. As well as chronic disease management, Nurse Practitioners also provide a number of same-day appointments.

We offer patients 15-minute appointments and GPs are supported in their work by a proactive admin team, including a highly skilled prescription request team.

We record excellent QoF achievements, and are considered a proactive and dynamic practice engaging fully with OneNorwich and the Five Year Forward View.

We operate out of two premises. We offer a modern building conveniently located by the inner ring-road in the Chapelfield area of Norwich as well as a more traditional smaller building a short distance away.

We are looking for a GP who wishes to join a robust and successful Practice offering the chance to develop a fully-rounded career in Primary Care.

We welcome all enquiries and can arrange informal tours for candidates wishing to find out more about the Practice.

We welcome informal contact as well as formal applications and we can arrange any tour or visit as you wish. Please get in touch with James Foster, Executive Manager, St Stephens Gate Medical Practice, 55 Wessex Street, Norwich, NR2 2TJ. Telephone: 01603 228682 or

We can supply a practice profile pack if required.

The closing date is 28 February 2018.

Nurse Practitioners

Maxine Copson


RGN BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner Partner 

I originally trained in Peterborough, moved to East Anglia in 1986 and started working in General Practice in 1989.

I have been in my current post since 1992. I gained a BSc (Hons) degree and qualified as a nurse practitioner in 2000. I became an Independent Nurse Prescriber in 2004 and manage the nursing team at St Stephen's Gate Medical Practice.

I see patients with a variety of conditions including minor ailments and chronic disease management. I have a particular interest in coronary heart disease, asthma and chronic obstruction pulmonary disease.

I was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse in January 2014.

Kim Dyke


RGN BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner

I qualified from Southmead Hospital Bristol as a Registered General Nurse in 1981. I also hold a Diploma in Nursing (UEA 1997). I completed my Nurse Practitioner Degree BSC Hons in 2009. I am a registered Nurse Prescriber. I joined SSGMP when it opened 9 years ago. I see patients of all ages with minor illness and I work with Clair Haylock to provide care and support for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. I have a specialist interest in Sexual Health and contraception. 

Clair Haylock


RGN MSc - Advanced Practitioner/ Clincial Lead Diabetes

I trained both as a general nurse and a midwife at Kings Lynn. After a brief spell as a midwife I then moved to working in the community both as a practice nurse and a district nurse. I joined the practice in 1999 and have since qualified as an Advanced Practitioner gaining a MSc in 2011.

My main role is clinical lead for diabetes care within the practice. However, I also manage other chronic conditions such as asthma and hypertension. I also see patients with minor ailments.

Katheryn Palmer

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Bsc (Hons)

I qualified as a registered general nurse in the East Midlands in 1984 and have worked in general practice since 1993. I gained my independent nurse prescribing qualification in 2002 and shortly afterwards relocated to East Anglia where I completed the Nurse Practitioner degree. I have worked in a variety of practice settings utilising the many skills I have developed over the years.

I work part-time at the surgery and see patients with a variety of conditions including minor ailments and injuries. I have a special interest in diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease.


Loraine Leggett



I completed my Nurse training at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in 1990, working in general surgical nursing for several years.

I became a Practice Nurse in Kent in 1999, moving to Norfolk in 2003. My job involves childhood immunisation, travel advice, cervical screening, wound management and I have a diploma in Asthma and COPD, as well as Family Planning.

Debbie Tate


I trained in Norwich and qualified as a nurse in 1984 and then as a midwife in 1988. I made the move to General Practice in 1989 when the community midwifery hospital I worked at closed and have been in my current post since July 2004.

I hold a qualification in Minor Illness and Injuries which allows me to see, diagnose and treat a variety of common illness and injuries. In addition I have an asthma diploma and family planning certificate.

My specialist interest is in travel health.

Kim McLellan (f)
Sarah Dyson (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Jeanette Hare
Kay Ford

I have worked within the NHS since 2003 and joined St. Stephens Gate in 2013 as an HCA. My role involes taking blood pressures, phlebotomy, hearing tests and ECG's.

Sue Page (f)
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