My NHS journey started with Lancashire Ambulance Service in 1989 now North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) coming originally from the garage trade this was a big career change. Summer 2001 saw a move from the Ambulance service into life support training at Macclesfield DGH East Cheshire NHS Trust. Again another big change.
Joining East Lancashire Hospital Trust in 2008 felt to me like coming back home, I am immensely proud to be working within a team of clinical specialists, covering a wide range of clinical and non-technical skills.
To be able to work with all staff from across the Trust in all specialities including newly qualified Nurses and Doctors is a privilege. To focus on the skills needed to better equip staff to be able to deliver safe, personal effective care is my main goal.
Pre-hospital care continues to be a passion for me and I feel very privileged to be able to continue this clinical work for the Ambulance service, combining this with clinical activity within the Trust has enabled me to maintain my Paramedic registration of which I am very proud.
I have a keen interested in Human Factors, as well as leading on the Advanced Life Support Course. I also instruct on the following advanced courses: Advanced Life Support (ALS) Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) New-born Life Support (NLS) Simulated Trauma Course (STC) Generic Instructor Course (GIC)