Mental Health Practitioners
Lead Nurse for Mental Health
Specialist Mental Health Practitioner at Royal Primary Care Clay Cross and Grassmoor.
As a registered Mental Health nurse with a First Class Degree in Nurse Management and Professional Practice, I have experience in Eldery, Acute, Foresic and Crisis Team Nursing. Being a Non-Medical Prescriber I am able to diagnose and treat Mental Health conditions within a primary care setting.
I have a special interest in Support Orientated and Cognitive based therapy to underpin correct treatment and signposting to the most appropriate care pathway.
I trained as a registered Mental Health Nurse at the Romford College of Nursing/University of East London between 1991 and 1994.
Initially working in Warley Hospital in Brentwood for two years before moving back to the north of England.
I then worked for secondary mental health services in Rotherham for 21 years in various roles in across inpatient and community settings, before joining the team at Grangewood Medical Centre in February 2017. The post is a relatively new and part of the multi disciplinary approach aimed at improving the quality of care for patient by providing specialist input at GP level.
I completed my non medical prescribing qualification through the University of Sheffield in 2011.
I have specialised in Mental Health Nursing since qualifying with BSc (HONS) from Sheffield University in 1999. Since that time I have undertaken roles in Forensic, Acute and Crisis settings, gaining a wealth of experience in risk management.
I am a Independent nurse prescriber and mentor for students within the organisation.
I have a particular interest in Solution based therapy and Psycho-social interventions to promote self recovery within the Primary care setting.