About Us

How we work

GPN-CPD is part of the Red Whale family, run by a small team of GPs, Pharmacists and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Our aim is to make like a little simpler for you – by distilling all the latest research, and summarising it for you with pragmatism, humour, and absolutely NO involvement from the pharmaceutical industry. On GPN-CPD you can find not only the latest articles from our courses but also a constantly-updated archive of additional topics, all designed to be a handy reference tool for clinical queries, and help you work towards your Revalidation.

The GPN-CPD team

Debra Sprague is an ANP and Nurse Partner in Oxford. She left behind a university lecturer role, preferring the fun-filled hurly-burly of Red Whale. Feedback from GPN attenders tells us she wears Great Shoes. When not at work, you'll find Debra in her sewing sweatshop or chatting to vegetables on her allotment.

Steve Ross is a partner at Mill Stream Surgery in Benson, Oxfordshire, and tutor for fifth-year medical students from Oxford. He trained in New Zealand and worked for several years in East Africa. He enjoys countryside walks and keeping up with a growing family – a proud grandparent now! Steve writes the Red Whale 'Pearls' and our online learning activities.

Caroline Greene is a GP at Burwell Surgery in Cambridgeshire. Before joining Red Whale, she was a VTS Programme Director, and did academic training with a special interest in education and evidence-based medicine. General practice is the perfect career for her; she is very nosy, loves people’s stories, and can only concentrate on any one thing for 10 minutes at a time. Caroline teaches on the GP Update and Pharmacy courses, and helps develop new courses aimed at making her colleagues’ lives a bit easier.

Joanne Broderick is a salaried GP in Wheatley, Oxfordshire. Her interest in global health led to a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and contributing to chronic disease fieldguides for our social enterprise. She has just run her first marathon!

Lucy Jenkins is a partner at Mill Stream Surgery in Benson, Oxfordshire. She was a trainer for 10 years, and has worked in public health. She spent her last sabbatical at a mission hospital in India working on an innovative community mental health project. To look after her own mental health, she runs and makes stained glass. She currently still has all her fingers. Lucy is the Red Whale medical director, and writes and teaches on the GP Update course.