Andy commenced the post of Communication Skills Lead here at ELHT in April 2020. He has a background of almost 20 years in nursing, specialising in Palliative care. Previous roles include; McMillan CNS in Supportive/Palliative care at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Education lead for palliative and EOLC care within a Northwest NHS trust, focusing on communication skills and Advance Care Planning. He is passionate about education with a special interest in communication skills, at all levels, and firmly believes the way we communicate can have significant impact on patient care and outcomes. Responsible for:
The development of an organisational wide Communications skills strategy for ELHT, linking with Higher Education Institutions and the Health Economy
Coordinate and implement Communication skills and advance care planning programmes of education, meeting the requirements of the workforce.