Stamford's Lead Nurse awarded Master's Degree  

Congratulations to Stamford's Lead Nurse, Beth Curtis, who has been awarded a Master's Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice by the University of Lincoln. Beth, who has been at Lakeside Stamford since 2015, combined her studies with her nursing role, which includes managing a team of 11 nurses and health care assistants.

She trained as a nurse at Nottingham University then worked in the Royal Air Force as a nurse for 13 years before moving to Primary Care. She said: 'It has definitely been a varied career! Since gaining my Master's I have become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner then Lead Nurse in May. I wanted to study for my Master's as I wish to keep progressing in my career, Lakeside has been very supportive with study leave and encouragement from colleagues.'   

Beth Curtis

 Her degree comprised of an Assessment and Diagnosis module and a Minor Illness Module and she wrote her dissertation on 'End of life care for patients with dementia', a familiar subject as she worked regularly in care homes. Now she spends more time in practice: 'I enjoy the management responsibility I have for the nursing team. They have been through so much throughout the pandemic that I wanted the Lead Nurse role to give them some stability and a familiar face. We are a very tightly-knit team here and we are seeing lots of improvements being put into place at Stamford.'   

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