Works at Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Penny Smith is the specialist epilepsy nurse at RD&E. She shows exemplary dedication to her job and truly cares for her patients. She is the key point of contact for parents of children who often have complex epilepsy. She has developed in depth knowledge of the conditions that lead to challenging epilepsy.
She is a prescriber and is able to weigh up the pros and cons of various different medications for each child. She has learnt the skills required to manage children with VNS which means families do not have to travel to Bristol for routine checks. She supports both medical and nursing staff on the ward when children with epilepsy are in-patients. We would be lost without her. She is a huge asset to the epilepsy team and goes the extra mile for our patients.