Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Tracy Bennett

Clinical Lead for Staveley and Inkersall

Safeguarding Lead for Staveley

I trained in Sheffield and started my career specialising in Cardiology and A&E. I pursued a career in Advanced Practice initiating a new service within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals known as Hospital at Night, covering acute medicine and surgical specialities.
I left secondary care to commence a new career in Primary care and began working for RPC in 2017, where I happily worked for a year as a locum ANP, I was then lucky enough to be asked to join the team on a permanent basis earlier this year which I happily accepted.
I will shortly be taking the minor surgery course, which I have a special interest in and I am currently joint lead for safeguarding in the Staveley area

Chris Bufton

Safeguarding Lead for Ashgate, Holme Hall and Whittington

I joined the ambulance service in 2004 where I remained for 14 years. I qualified as a Paramedic in 2008 then went on to gain my BSc in Emergency Care. I decided that I'd had enough of racing around in emergency care and needed a new challenge. I have since studied at Derby university for a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.

When I took up the opportunity to work in Primary Care in 2018, it was unusual for Paramedics to work in this sector of health care but now is becoming the norm. Since working for Royal Primary Care I took up the opportunity to challenge myself further and have taken on the role of Safeguarding lead for our area.

My interests are trying to bring my profession forward and into Primary care, and out of work I enjoy my classic cars.

Melanie Baker-Hunt

I have been a qualified nurse for the last 16 years and working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for the last 4 years. Prior to this I was a Community Matron in the Derbyshire Dales, caring for the housebound population of the rural area.

I have a strong interest in supporting people to achieve better health through lifestyle approaches, and in my spare time am a keen runner and triathlete.

Kylie Ward

RGN, Dip HE, BSc, MSc
I have been a qualified nurse now for 34 years.  I trained in London and then embarked on a career in the Royal Air Force as a military nurse. This gave me a broad range of experience working in specialties' such as Medical, Surgical, HDU, ITU, Paediatrics, Maternity, and Orthopedics. I was also an Aeromedical in-flight Nurse and was exposed to Battlefield Trauma Nursing. I  specialised in Cardiology, working at Leeds General Infirmary for a year, gaining a Diploma in Coronary care Nursing. I finished my career in the RAF working as a Resuscitation Officer at Peterborough City Hospital where I gained my Advanced Life Support Instructor status.
 I have worked within general practice now for nearly ten years, starting out as a Practice Nurse and working my way up through the ranks. I started as a Nurse Practitioner in 2015 and have recently completed my Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice. 
I enjoy walking my sausage dog, musical theatre, travelling,  mountain biking and currently trying to learn the art of paddle boarding. I am passionate and enthusiastic about my role here at RPC and cardiology.


Kerry Mellor

I qualified as a general nurse in 1992 starting my career in general medicine.  Then went on to specialise in Oncology and Haematology and gained my Bsc Cancer Nursing in 1995 at the Royal Marsden in London.  

I moved into general practice in 2008 initially as a practice nurse then went on to study to become an ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)  in 2011,  completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice.  I joined RCP in 2019.

In my spare time I love walking my 3 rescue lurcher dogs. I also enjoy the odd glass of wine!

Philip Cartwright

I am a Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Royal Primary Care. This means as well as working full time I am now completing a part-time masters to increase my knowledge within this speciality. I'm currently being supported by the fantastic staff at Royal Primary Care and have brilliant mentors to look up to. My experience prior to this has been working in various sectors in the community as a community nurse, a district nurse, and a responsive nurse. 

Outside of work, I like my gardening and you can find me in the greenhouse all year round so you may catch me with homegrown tomatoes in the summertime. 

Stephanie Conway

Elin Barnes

Rumbi Bungu

I graduated as a registered general nurse  from Harare Hospital School of nursing in Zimbabwe in 1983 where I worked as a general nurse. I went on to train as a state certified midwife in 1986 before leaving to train a nurse anaesthetist.
I moved to the UK in 2000. Since then I have gained the following qualifications:
BSc Honours 2:1 University of Sheffield 2010 
MSc Health and Social Care 2:1 Sheffield Hallam University 2016.
PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice and NMP prescribing first class: Leeds Beckett University 2019. 
I have been working as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Royal Primary Care since 2019.
I have a special interest in women health.