Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Leah Hughes (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Leah has special interest in musculoskeletal problems, contraception and mental health. Leah is qualified as a registered mental health nurse as well as adult nurse and holds a BSC in advanced nurse practitioner. Leah has a FRSH qualification in contraception and fits both coils and implants.

After qualifying, Leah worked in the emergency medical unit at Dorchester hospital and then spent 12 years in the accident and emergency department working her way up the ladder, before moving into primary care in 2013. Leah is married with 2 children and is interested in the theatre, dance and enjoys spending time with friends.


Debbie Brewer (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Debbie can see and treat a wide range of conditions from minor ailments and injuries to musculoskeletal and paediatrics. Debbie is registered as an adult nurse and has holds a BSc in Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and well as being an independent prescriber. Debbie also works in an urgent care and minor injury unit.

After qualifying Debbie worked at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in gynaecology and acute medicine before moving to Dorset where she worked in the Accident and Emergency Department at Dorset County Hospital.

Debbie has worked in Minor Injury and Urgent care Units for over 10 years before moving to primary care. Debbie is married with 1 child and a border terrier, and is a Cub Scout leader, and Assistant District Commissioner.