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Nurse Prescriber, Diploma Professional Studies Health Visiting, RN, Diploma Orthopaedic Nursing
I qualified as a Health Visitor in 1991. From 1995-2008 I worked for Dudley PCT as a GP attached Health Visitor carrying my own caseload. During this time I developed my skills working with young families, ethnic minorities and post natal anxiety. These years laid down the foundations of understanding family dynamics in the community.
From 2008-2012 I worked for Solihull Primary Care Trust moving to a corporate way of working within a defined geographical area crossing boundaries into neighbouring trusts. This was a very challenging time in my career, however it did widen my scope enormously, particularly with working in the community with complex families and developing my skills in inter-agency working. My work at that time exposed me to domestic violence, maternal mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, housing issues and child protection including the writing of court reports. In this trust I received some excellent child protection training.
In 2012 I moved to work as a Health Visitor to work for Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. I continued to work within a corporate team attached to a GP practice.
Within my current role I make ante-natal visits to expectant mothers and start a plan for delivery of care following the outcome of a health needs assessment. Parts of my caseload are within an area of high deprivation where there are complex needs and I refer, liaise and work closely with other agencies. There are excellent training opportunities within the trust which support and enhance clinical work and in 2014 I attended a leadership in safeguarding training programme. In 2013 I completed restorative supervision training and have been delivering supervision to Health Visitors in my own organisation and for the Programme as a consultant to Health Visitors in London.
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.
1999 Nurse Prescriber
1991 Diploma Professional Studies Health Visiting 1986 General Nursing
1982 Diploma Orthopaedic Nursing