Bariatric Nurses


Janet McCormick

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Janet qualified as an RGN in 1995 and worked on an acute upper GI ward until 1998 in the NHS, when she left to train as a Nursing Officer with the British Army.  She stayed with the military until 2005 when she joined the Spire hospital in Southampton.

Since 2006 Janet has been the lead nurse for bariatric surgery at Fylde Coast Hospital Blackpool where she’s responsible for co-ordinating all pre-assessments, theatre listings, follow-up clinics with multi-disciplinary team and consultants.


Suzanne Egan

Spire Manchester Hospital

Suzanne qualified as Enrolled Nurse General in 1981 at Stepping hill Hospital Stockport and was employed on a General Medical ward.  She returned to study and proceeded to complete her Registered General nurse qualification in 1983, when she returned to a general medicine environment as Staff Nurse. 

Suzanne joined Spire Manchester in 2001 as a Staff Nurse on the General Surgical ward.  Her role was to care for patients who’d had a range surgical procedures and since she joined Spire she’s learnt to mentor student nurses and the bariatric link ward nurse. During this time she was promoted to senior staff nurse and then ward sister.

Suzanne joined the Bariatric department as specialist nurse in September 2011, and since then she has acquired knowledge and skills that allow her to advise and care for our Bariatric patients.  She is continuing to build her bariatric knowledge and skills as joint team lead at the hospital with her colleague Jennie Taylor, the dietitian at the hospital.


Deborah Currie

Spire Regency Hospital

Deborah joined the Regency Hospital as Senior Staff Nurse in 2006 and was promoted in 2007 to Sister and clinical lead in mobilising the Cheshire and Merseyside Bariatric contract. Deborah has been Bariatric Lead for three and a half years and works closely with consultants and clinical staff.

Deborah has presented and advised at national study days, for consultant surgeons and bariatric teams all over the country.

Deborah is happy to offer free mini consultations either in clinic or over the phone to answer questions regarding surgery and lifestyle changes expected.


Lorraine Crofton

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

Lorraine started her nursing career in 1980, having qualified at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. 
She initially worked on a surgical ward before joining Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral in 1983.  She stayed at the hospital and gained skills across a range of areas including managing acutely ill patients who had to be intubated and ventilated.  After a brief stint elsewhere Lorraine rejoined the hospital in 2005 and developed the nursing care for bariatric patients which she really enjoys.