I took up position as President of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing in August 2018. A position I am incredibly proud of. I have a wonderful Board supporting me in this position.
Before my retirement from the NHS in May 2019, I was an emergency nurse for 36 years and held the position as Consultant Nurse in Emergency Care for over 18 years. Initially in Oldchurch Romford and King Georges in Ilford. Returning home to Wales in 2005, working across Princess of Wales, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. From 2009 to retirement I was the consultant nurse and Clinical Nursing Lead for the Minor Injury Unit at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, South Wales. As an emergency nurse I worked in the following London EDs in Mary’s Harrow Road, Guys Hospital, Whittington Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. I worked through positions of staff nurses, senior sister, practice and developement nurse.
I have a background in clinical education and competencies. I hold a Masters in Continuing Professional Education. I have led on introducing an all Wales Emergency Practitioner in Minor Injuries qualification in Wales.
I have been involved in the Faculty of Emergency Nursing since the late 1990s. I have been a Board member and lead for Clinical Competencies and have toured the UK delivering the Extended CV workshops.
I am currently undertaking freelance work with Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and RCN Wales as an Interim Nurse Advisor in the Professional Practice Department. I have also been developing my coaching business.