Head of professional education, training and development,
Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership
I am a Senior Nurse who has always had a passion to make a difference to patient care. I have been in the NHS for nearly 25 years and in that time, I have worked in many roles. I started my nursing career as a Staff Nurse on surgical and medical wards and from here I embarked on different roles and projects. I always really enjoyed supporting learners and being involved in education. I had the privilege to work in infection control and as Lead Nurse for women’s health. In all the different roles I have undertaken I always remember that the heart of everything I do is to provide the best care for our patients. I worked for many years supporting students and then moved to a Head of Education and Practice Development position at JPUH. My portfolio has changed tremendously and really enjoy leading on the education agenda and working in partnership with so many amazing people. I have had the pleasure of being involved with various project with the Nursing Midwifery Council and Health Education England.
I feel it is important to develop different career pathways and build confidence in individuals, and this was how the Health and Care Academy concept began at JPUH and has now been expanded across the region. I was honoured to receive a silver Chief Nursing Officer award for excellence to nursing for this, which I was humbled to do so.
I am delighted to currently being working in the Norfolk and Waveney STP as Clinical Workforce Education Lead, leading the education agenda across the system.