- District & Practice Nursing
- Women's Health
- Sexual Health
- Family Planning
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986, and a Registered Midwife in 1989. I have
significant experience in Adult Safeguarding, District Nursing and Palliative Care, Practise Nursing, Women's Health, Sexual Health and Family Planning.
I currently work as Designated Adult Safeguarding Nurse for North Kent, Medway and Swale CCG’s, and provide strategic and professional leadership for safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act within the three Clinical Commissioning Group's. The role also incorporates support to all providers, links with safeguarding health professionals, local authority adult services, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board (SVAB) and NHS England Area Team. I have considerable experience in a senior role in Adult Safeguarding that has given me the ability to understand, use and direct highly complex information in the field of adult safeguarding in order to achieve successful outcomes. I have completed specific post-registration training in safeguarding, adult protection, the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.I have substantial clinical professional training and experience relating to the care of adults, and have a sound understanding of the field of adult safeguarding, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and other related legislation.
Prior to moving to the field of Adult Safeguarding I was Operations Manager, 24 hour District
Nursing & Palliative Care, for several years. I also have considerable experience in the field of
Contraception & Sexual Health both as a Senior Practitioner and then as Operations Manager of the Service within Barnet Community Services (2002-2008)and prior to that working for London Brook Advisory Service (1990-2002) as Nurse Manager. I am a trained fitter of contraceptive devices, including Implanon and intra-uterine contraceptive devices, and an Independent Nurse Prescriber.
I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone
formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
- Royal College of Nursing Nursing & Midwifery Council
- Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Sexual Health, Workforce Planning Committee Member 2007-2008