Practice Nurses

Merilyn Green

Nurse Manager/Advanced Nurse Practitioner - MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, ONC

I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a long carer in nursing, from starting at the tender age of 16 in 1973 at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopeadic Hosptial in Exeter to currently being an associate partner with Rolle Medical Partnership.

As an independant Nurse Perscriber I work autonomously as an experianced generalist with a special interest in diabetes. I am also qualified to undertake minor surgery.

I am currently actively involved in research projects, training medical and nursing students and working with the East Devon Health Federation to help design and pilot projects for the future sustainability of General Practice.

My passion for nursing has been one of the most rewarding and privileged aspects of my life.   When I am not at Rolle I can generally be found swimming or in my weaving studio.


Mrs Babs Welch

Nurse Practioner - BSc Hons Nurse Practitioner Indep Non Medical Presciber Family Planning Cert RGN Dip Asthma Dip COPD.

My nursing career has spanned more years than I care to remember and has been varied including hospital medicine and theatre/recovery.  It has mainly focussed around General Practice.  I particularly enjoy family planning, respiratory medicine and the challenge of book on the day clinics.  I have been at Rolle for 29 years and have seen many changes in the service provision in that time.  The role of the Nurse Practitioner in General Practice is varied and very rewarding.  It is an evolving and changing role requiring a high level of skill and dedication and willingness to continually update learning experiences.  My prescribing qualification has been one of the most challenging but rewarding - it allows a holistic approach to all aspects of my work.  I have enjoyed my career as a Nurse, I could not imagine doing anything else and I consider it to be a privileged profession



We are especially proud of our highly qualified and experienced team of Nursing and Health Care Assistants who manage highly effective specialist clinics and chronic disease management.

Nurse Claire Luford
Practice Nurse - RGN

Nurse Eve Lewis

Nurse Jacquie Spencer

I have been a nurse since I was 18 and have had a varied career. I trained at Torbay Hospital in Torquay and qualified in 1982. I worked in the acute hospital setting until joining Rolle Medical Partnership in April 2016.

I had experience in the Neurosciences  and Critical Care and the last 18 years were spent as an Organ Donation Nurse.  The main  highlights of my career so far have been the many donor families that I had the privilege to work with over the years, and being nominated to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. I also sat with a panel of experts in the House of Commons for a debate on Organ Donation and Transplantation.

I work as a General Practice Nurse at Rolle with a special interest in Diabetes. I also take an active role in the research activities of the practice. I really enjoy my present job and meeting new people every day.

Exmouth is my home town and I live here with my son. I enjoy walking and appreciating our lovely part of the country. I volunteer at a local rugby club where I am responsible for ensuring adequate first aid provision and managing any concussion or head injuries for the players.

Same Day Clinics
The nurses also run ‘same day’ drop in clinics for acute conditions such as: 

  • Sore throats, coughs and colds
  • Chest infections
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Rashes/skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Viral illnesses
  • Emergency contraception
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting.

HealthCare Assistants

Ruth Hartman
Victoria Paver
Teresa Rayfield


Rachel Laybourne