Debbie has a successful background in senior PA positions both in the private sector and NHS. She has held positions in general accounting and in senior management working for a number of years in production planning and site management. She trained in complimentary therapies, has a Diploma in anatomy and physiology and ran her own complimentary therapies practice alongside working in the NHS as a part-time secretary in support of the Chronic Pain team in Harrogate. Moving then to work for a chronic pain specialist at the BUPA Hospital in Leeds until 2004 when she saw an opportunity to set up Turner Medical Practice Management (Turner-mpm).
Over the years, Debbie has worked with many consultants covering a wide range of specialties. Her forte is in working with established consultants to re-structure their practices and working with new-starters who need good support and advice in the early stages of setting up in private practice. A major part of the business now is in the field of medico-legal practice management and medico-legal reporting, where Debbie and her team successfully manage complex case-loads for medico-legal experts. Debbie has successfully worked with consultants to guide them through the early stages of their practice organisation and, over the years, successfully grow their practices.
Debbie understands the importance of providing an efficient, reliable, cost-effective medical secretarial service to consultant surgeons, physicians and medico-legal experts. Consultants need a supportive practice manager / medical secretary who understands not only their specialty, but the requirements of their patients and other intermediaries, whilst keeping a close eye on the 'business end' to ensure practice profit is achieved and business momentum maintained. Debbie only works with colleagues who are communicative and emotionally sensitive, assertive and autonomous in their roles within the business.
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys walking (especially with her husband and the family dog), sailing, Pilates, travel, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Louise James - Practice Secretary
Louise joined Turner-mpm in 2009, she is a well-organised team-player with previous experience in senior secretarial/PA and quality approval roles. Louise has extensive knowledge of many medical specialties and works closely with Debbie in the day-to-day management of the business.
Louise is friendly and out-going and In her own words “I love working in the private healthcare environment, I learn something new every day and no two days are quite the same! I love the variety of work and I strive to give the best care to our consultants and their patients. I love being busy and I enjoy my varied role - I wouldn't swap it for the world!”
In her spare time, Louise enjoys reading, walking, time with her family, keeping fit and socialising..
Kathie Purdie - Administration Assistant
Kathie joined the business many years ago and is a valued member of the team. Kathie loves the variety and diversity of the work and can produce letters at an alarming speed!
Kathie enjoys keeping fit and active, cycling, walking, bird-watching and keeping up with her family and friends..
Vivienne Skinner - Business Development Advisor
Vivienne is a retired senior civil servant who offers her wealth of knowledge in the business sector to us on a consultancy basis. She helps by advising in terms of finance, marketing and business development strategies..
Although retired, Vivienne is very active with a love of the Arts, ballet, travel, Pilates, walking and reading.
What Our Clients Are Saying...
"...They have helped to establish and grow my medical practice. No problem is insurmountable ..."
"...Over the time that she managed my practice I am pleased to say that there have been no occasions when organisational problems have arisen.."
"... have provided an effective, efficient and timely service. I have received no complaints whatsoever from any of those individuals she and her staff have dealt with..."
..."Since retiring from clinical practice in late 2015, my professional activities have centred around medico-legal work and Debbie and the team’s expertise has proved invaluable in promoting this service and helping me to gain a reputation as an expert witness. Reports are professionally produced, with a quick turn-around time and Solicitors have been very complimentary about the service provided.
I have no hesitation in recommending Turner Medical Practice Management as I have been the fortunate beneficiary of their expertise and guidance in my professional practice'".