I am a qualified Paediatric Nurse, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a member of the Royal College of Nursing, who graduated from Southampton University as a mature student in 2000.
Following admission to the nursing register, I worked in the acute specialties of paediatric cardiology, paediatric intensive care, and paediatric oncology.
In 2006 I transferred into the community, working for Clinovia Ltd and BUPA Home Healthcare delivering and managing the care of home ventilated children with complex care requirements. From 2008 I continued to work in this speciality for Thornbury Nursing Services, delivering nursing care and enabling children with complex healthcare needs to attend specialist or mainstream schools, working in partnership with families and other healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive package of care, and supporting the child in order for them to reach their full potential.
I am familiar with many of the sophisticated pieces of equipment required to achieve these goals including overhead hoisting systems, multi-function electric wheelchairs, standing frames, cough assist devices and eye-gaze communication systems.
I have been working as a case manager since 2015, predominantly supporting children and young adults who have sustained catastrophic injuries, including spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Diploma in Nursing Sciences, Registered Nurse (Child) 2000
Registrations and memberships
Royal College of Nursing (Reg: 1172278)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (Reg: 97C-0341E)
British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (Reg: 6516)
Case Management Society UK (Reg: 15-1480-CM)