Florence qualified as a nurse in 1987, before working in secondary care for 15 years on the gynaecological unit. She was then employed in general practice, working autonomously with patients with long term conditions. She now works as an advanced nurse practitioner as part of a team within a member practice that provides holistic services to patients.
In 2008 she became a nurse representative on the Wearside Commissioning Board before being employed as the strategic practice nurse on the executive board for the CCG in 2013. Her role is to represent and support the practice nursing team giving them a voice. Within this she is actively involved in training and policies, workforce management and links the locality nurses to the governing body.
Florence is the clinical lead for End of Life. Within this role she provides advice and guidance to practices and supports the CCG with their priorities. She also supports the implementation of national policy to provide standardised quality of care for patients.