ICB General Practice Nurse Lead and ICS CVD Lead for Primary Care for Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos CCG
I am a Registered General Nurse currently working as General Practice Nurse (GPN) lead for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board, CVD Primary Care champion for the Integrated Care System as well as lead research nurse for Pier Health Group in Weston Super Mare.
I first developed my interest in CVD when employed in medical cardiology at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. I then went on to become Senior Staff Nurse in cardiac surgery at what is now the Bristol Heart Institute. Much of my time was spent in providing education and cardiac rehabilitation. I have worked as CVD lead practice nurse in Primary Care since 2005 and provide clinical and strategic leadership to nurses within my role as GPN lead.
I have a BSc in community practice and a PG Cert in Public Health. I am passionate about improving CVD outcomes and reducing health inequalities in our populations as well as proactively encouraging health.