|Nurse Colette Cheshire-Beeson - Practice Nurse (f)|
I qualified as a nurse in 1987 at West Hertfordshire School of Nursing and spent my first 4 years working in 3 different Accident and Emergency departments in the area. After getting married to my husband who is a Paramedic we both moved back to my home town of Manchester. I was employed at the Accident and Emergency department at Bolton Royal Infirmary but then sought promotion to Sister at the Accident and Emergency department at North Manchester General Hospital.
In 2004 and after 20 years of Accident and Emergency Nursing I wanted a career change. I wanted a job where every day was different, had variety of illness/problems, saw people from all walks of life and from the young to the old. My first post as a Practice Nurse was in Rochdale and in 2009 moved to a brand new surgery in Radcliffe which is now a busy established surgery.
I enjoy the variety of the post and have an interest in diabetes and heart disease and hold a certificate and diploma in both fields. However I am as equally keen on providing education and advice in the prevention and management of chronic diseases and in other health subjects.
In my spare time I enjoy family life with my husband and boys. You may see me cycling in the area and 'trying' to play tennis at local parks. I also like badminton and use my swimming strengths to fundraise for various charities.