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Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South London, UK National Clinical Adviser for AF, AHSN Network Clinical Director for AF, Health Innovation Network Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Disease, Southwark and Lambeth CCGs
Linda qualified as a podiatrist from Durham School of Podiatry in 1986. She has worked for County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust since then. Linda qualified with a diploma and did a part time honours degree in podiatry in 1990 through Sunderland University and subsequently gained her MSc qualification in 2000.
Linda started developing an interest in diabetic footcare and spends the majority of her clinical time dealing with foot ulcers. She works in the multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic with the diabetic Consultants, which with the support of their consultants and her manager enabled Linda to gain her Non-Medical Prescribing qualification through Teesside University in August 2017. Linda was the first Podiatrist in County Durham & Darlington to gain this qualification.
Linda has been working closely with her colleague Kate McKay from the Academic Health Science Network North East and Cumbria on the Diabetes Podiatry & AF Project. Together they have raised awareness on the importance of podiatrists listening to pulse regularity when assessing pedal pulses.
PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology