Practice Nurses


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 Paula Davison


Having completed my nurse training in Southampton in 1995 I worked in both medical and surgical environments in order to consolidate my training. In 2001 I transferred to primary care and started working as a community nurse. After a move to Devon in 2003 I continued to work in the community and lead the ‘evening nursing service’ covering East Devon for several years. In 2008 I started my ‘practice nursing’ career and have not looked back! I have a special interest in diabetes and minor illness and enjoy my extended role as a ‘non-medical prescriber’. General practice is my passion and I feel very privileged to be working at Rolle alongside a very experienced practice Nurse team as well as the wider team of doctors and administration staff.

On a personal note, the move to Devon was supposed to be temporary due to my military husbands posting to the area but we fell in love with Devon and decided to stay. I have a son at university and an increasingly independent pre-teen daughter! When I do have spare time I enjoy family walks and baking.

Nurse James Stevenson


Originally an economics graduate, I worked as an Account in the City of London for 10 years before realising the error of my ways and re-training as a Nurse in 2003. I have worked across a number of specialties including, Ear Nose & Throat, Renal, Endocrine, the emergency department, minor injuries and acute medicine.

My predominant focus has been acute medicine and I was a Nurse Practitioner and member of the senior team within the Acute Medical Unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital for 10 years.  Following a period as Matron and ward manager within the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and 4 years with Torbay and South Devon Trust, I have specialised in the assessment, management and treatment of patients presenting with acute illness and injury. I am an Independent Prescriber and continue to expand my skills through sustained study and learning.

I live in Exeter, have 4 children and a fluffy springer spaniel who is my jogging partner. ​

Nurse Claire Luford,


Nurse Claire Luford Practice Nurse - RGN. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse at St James's University Hospital, Leeds, in 1988.After a short time on an acute medical elderly care ward, I worked in a Plastic and Reconstructive/ Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgery High Dependency Unit before moving to Fife, Scotland to work in Intensive Care. I completed sixteen years in ITU, both in Fife and at the RD&E, then commenced my Practice Nurse career at Rolle in 2008.I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my job, particularly the wide range of skills we use daily to treat our patients of all ages.I am the Respiratory Specialist Nurse and therefore look after our asthma and COPD patients.

I live in Exmouth with my husband and dog and have two grown-up daughters.My main interest is SW Comms Band, the highest ranked brass band in Devon. I both play in and manage the band as we compete and entertain throughout the South West.We can regularly be seen playing on the pitch at Sandy Park in support of the Exeter Chiefs who share our sponsor.

Nurse Eve Lewis


Eve Lewis, An Exmouth girl at heart.Alumni of St Josephs Primary, Exmouth Community College, Trinity Boarding and Manchester Metropolitan University .Lived in Cyprus working for Thomas Cook as a 'Purple Coat' entertainer in my early twenties.

I am the 3rd generation of nurse in my family and follow my mother and grandmother in to the RGN role. I undertook the Nursing Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009, as this allowed me to see how the northern half live! Once I'd registered with the NMC I moved back to sunny Exmouth to a Job in Surgical Urology at the RD&E. I also helped out Mum and other Exmouth Matrons in the local nursing homes whenever I could. After 3 years on Dart ward and intermittent shifts at the Homes, I knew I wanted out of that 14hr aday life! hankfully the team here at Rolle welcomed me in, and became the youngest practice nurse in Exmouth at 34!


In the years since I joined Rolle I've done a lot of extra professional learning including my most recent and proudest achievement becoming a Nurse Prescriber through the University of the West of England. Adding to this with Plymouth University, I have developed my skills and knowledge to become a Diabetic specialty nurse, helping patients to manage their long term conditions and medications.

I really enjoy working at Rolle to make our community happier and healthier. Here we get to know our patients and their families, and getting to watch as those families grow and develop is the best part of my job.*

(*actually ear irrigation is the best part of my job, No Really!)

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