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Our Practitioners

Our Practitioners

Peppy is set up to give people the best support with all-important, real-time interaction. Our practitioners are all highly-qualified with extensive clinical experience and all the training and qualifications required to work in the NHS. And on top of all of that they're friendly, approachable, and available with no appointment necessary.

Meet our clinical directors

Kathy Abernethy</br>Director of Menopause

Kathy Abernethy
Director of Menopause

Immediate past Chair of the British Menopause Society, with thirty years’ clinical experience.

Francesca Steyn</br>Director of Fertility

Francesca Steyn
Director of Fertility

Current Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Fertility Nurses Forum, with over 15 years of experience as a fertility nurse specialist.

Helen Lake</br>Director of Men's Health Services

Helen Lake
Director of Men's Health Services

Helen has over 30 years clinical experience in urology, the branch of medicine that focuses on the urinary tract system and male reproductive system.

Linda Gillham</br>Director of Healthy Minds

Linda Gillham
Director of Healthy Minds

A Certified Transactional Analyst in the counselling field, BACP and NCS accredited with over 15 years experience working in mental health.

We’re professional, human and safe

  • Our support is provided in line with professional guidelines to empower users to make the choices that are right for them.
  • Our practitioners are super friendly, informative and supportive, here to help everyone at every stage of their journey.
  • Our secure app provides a safe space where users can connect with others and access the support they need.

What does it take to become
a Peppy practitioner?

Meet Kathy, Director of Menopause Services

As a registered BMS Menopause Specialist with a Masters in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare, Kathy leads an award-winning NHS London menopause service. At Peppy, Kathy leads a team of menopause practitioners and is responsible for delivering menopause programmes, hosting events and connecting users to personalised, expert-led menopause support.

Qualifications & training

Peppy Menopause Practitioners are all:

  • Experienced women’s health practitioners
  • Certified members of the British Menopause Society (BMS)
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Fully indemnified for clinical practice
  • Have at least three years experience of menopause clinical practice
  • Have completed a specific course in menopause care

Our practitioners are also expected to maintain their menopause expertise by attending regular educational updates.

Meet Francesca, Director of Fertility Services

Francesca is current Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Fertility Nurses Forum and has over 15 years of experience as a fertility nurse specialist in the NHS and private fertility sectors. She was awarded Surrogacy Professional of the Year in 2018 and 2019 and has co-authored publications including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education and Career Progression Framework for Fertility Nursing and DHSC guidance for the care of surrogate births.

Qualifications & training

Peppy Fertility Practitioners are all:

  • Experienced women’s health practitioners
  • Registered general nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the British Fertility Society or the Royal College of Nursing
  • Fully indemnified for clinical practice
  • Have at least three years experience of fertility clinical practice
  • Have completed a specific course in fertility care

Our practitioners are also expected to maintain their fertility expertise by attending regular educational updates.

Meet Helen, Director of Men's Health Services

Helen has over 30 years clinical experience in urology, the branch of medicine that focuses on the urinary tract system and male reproductive system.

Qualifications & training

Peppy Men Practitioners are all:

  • NMC Registered
  • Educated to degree level and above
  • Completed a validated urology specific programme of study
  • Experience at running independent nurse-led clinics and remote consultations
  • Fully indemnified for clinical practice
  • Have at least five years in a clinical urology setting

Our practitioners are also expected to maintain their expertise by attending regular educational updates.

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Interested in becoming a Peppy practitioner?

What are the benefits? Working with Peppy offers you an opportunity to reach real people in real life – people who may not easily access a healthcare professional and who you can immediately help and support at a time that matters.

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How flexible are the hours?

We offer full and part-time shifts across Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm.

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Can I have a career and work with Peppy?

Yes. For example, if you want to work part time for Peppy and part time in the NHS, we can make that work.

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What salary or pay can I expect?

We pay a competitive rate that is comparable with, or higher than, NHS Agenda for Change rates, based on clinical experience and qualifications.

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What qualifications and experience do I need?

We look for extensive clinical experience and recent evidence of qualifications relevant to the subject of, for example, Menopause or Fertility.

See available roles

I enjoy the autonomy and, particularly during the Covid pandemic, have appreciated being able to build the Peppy community, both on the app with our practitioners and in workplaces all over the UK.

Kathy Abernethy, </br>Director of Menopause at Peppy

Kathy Abernethy,
Director of Menopause at Peppy