A tribute to one of Doncaster’s finest nurses

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of Doncaster’s finest, skilled and vastly knowledgeable primary care nurses.

Pam Creed, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Great North Medical Group had two passions in her life; her beloved family and the NHS.

Pam touched the lives of thousands of people across the borough and will be remembered for her compassion, support she provided to others and the hugely committed individual she was.

It wasn’t by coincidence that Pam entered primary care nursing. She trained as an Adult and Paediatric nurse working in the Accident and Emergency department for 10 years, as well as Doncaster College teaching child health to students.

Pam’s knowledge of the NHS was wide ranging; from urgent and emergency care, teaching and supporting others, right through to the complex and challenging demands of primary care nursing.

It is by no surprise that Pam shared her passion for primary care nursing with a number of local practices, staff and patients alike. She worked at Kingthorne Practice, The Scott Practice, The Dove Practice, The Phoenix Medical Practice, Francis Street Medical Centre, Scawsby Health Centre, Doncaster’s Out of Hours service and in more recent years, Great North Medical Group.

Dr David Crichton, local GP and Clinical Chair, NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Pam was known to the people of Doncaster for a number of different reasons. She taught, supported, encouraged, treated and was a dear friend to many.

“One of the things that stands out in Pam’s career is her strong leadership and passion for vulnerable patients. Pam was instrumental in developing the nurse lead service for asylum seekers; she strongly believed in equality and fairness and made sure that everyone received the same high standards of care.

“Pam will be missed by a huge number of people and I for one am truly grateful that I was able to call her a colleague – her legacy will long continue.”

Pam was married to her husband Tony, has two daughters and three grandchildren. In her spare time, Pam was a well-known Yoga teacher and had a real passion for the health and wellbeing of not only fellow humans but all living things. She simply loved to care and support others.

Sue Bushell, Business Manager at Great North Medical Group said: “Pam was only with us a short amount of time, however from day one she became part of our Great North family.

“Pam’s empathy and compassion was wonderful to all, both patients and colleagues alike. We have lost an amazing person and we are all devastated.

“It has been heart-warming to see how much she was loved throughout the Doncaster NHS community and our thoughts are with everyone who she has touched, especially Tony and her family.

“This is one of the reasons why, as a practice, we wanted to let people know of Pam’s passing so they can remember her for the amazing nurse and individual she was.”