How to survive your police career

Debbie Wade

Debbie Wade

Advice On Female Health

Debbie qualified as a nurse in 1997 and worked in many different environments from Accident and Emergency to Gynaecology. She joined Kent Police in 2001 and began working as a Forensic Nurse Practitioner dealing with ‘interesting clients’ whilst at the same time trying to understand aspects of the law that as a nurse she had never had to consider before!

In 2006 she became manager of the service whilst at the same time studying for a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours. Over the next 11 years, her role developed with force restructuring to become Head of Operational Healthcare.

As if life wasn’t busy enough, she later undertook further study and qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber. When she does have any downtime(!), she likes to spend it with my husband, their dogs and an ever-expanding number of grandchildren.


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