I have spent over 37 years in various clinical nursing and lead roles within health care provision, a majority of those years have been spent in community or primary care settings. I spent 5 years as Director and Lead Executive Officer of a regional hospice service.
I am a CQC Specialist Advisor, as well as a Registered General, Children’s Nurse (RGN /RSCN) and District Nurse. In the past I have worked as a regional Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Macmillan Lead Nurse. I then went on to become a Quality Facilitator for an acute hospital and Nurse Advisor across a large community trust. Alongside other roles, I was a Practitioner Health Lecturer and Associate teacher, leading Palliative Care modules for 7 years at The University of Nottingham.
I use my wealth of experience to support workforce and organisation development in a range of provider services across health, social care and the third sector. I am a Clinical Associate for Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and a Faculty Member of the Midlands Leadership Academy and a provider for the National Leadership Academy, currently delivering leadership and change programmes in Primary Care. I am an ‘Everything Disc’ Facilitator, which is a behavioural profiling tool used to support leadership and team development in primary care.