• Question: When you were a student nurse, did you want to be a general nurse or did you have a specialism in mind?

    Asked by Tania R to Deborah on 15 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Deborah Draycott

      Deborah Draycott answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      I had no idea what I wanted to do. When I did my training there was no option to do the children’s, mental health or learning disability branches – it was just general nursing. Throughout my training I found I enjoyed surgery better than medical wards so this is where I started off – my management placement was in Neuro and so I got my first job in this area. However since then I have worked across lots of specialisms and that’s why I like General Practice Nursing as I get a good variety and use all my skills.