The Bucks Training Hub team is small but perfectly formed with a great mix of skills and talent! Below is a brief overview of each team member’s role and experience. You are welcome to get in touch with us if you need any help or have any suggestions.
Education Transformation Manager
I am a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and the newest team member to join BTH mid 2020. My experience spans across working with different stakeholders, both NHS, independent and private sector. I am skilled in Clinical Leadership, Workforce Development, Change Management, Team Working, Transformation and Quality Improvement and have extensive knowledge and experience within Nursing Workforce Education and Training. A unique experience of working across professional boundaries in leading and implementing primary care workforce national agenda as stipulated by HEE.
My passion lays in developing others both professionally and at a personal level, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan 2019. I am looking forward to working in collaboration with our stakeholders in developing and up skilling the primary care workforce. Facilitating and enabling recruitment and retention across Bucks, creating an environment for first career destination.
Learning Environment Lead
I have been working for BTH for nearly 3 years and within Primary Care for nearly 9 years. I am still very much clinical with my main focus being long term conditions and minor illness. I am passionate about Primary Care being a first-choice destination for our future workforce which includes placing pre and post registration students of any discipline.
I am also responsible for leading the GPN Lead Nurse Forums which are held 4 times per year.
Allied Health Professional (AHP) FCP Education Lead for BOB ICS, Health Education England (HEE).Advanced Practice Musculoskeletal (MSK) Specialist Physiotherapist, First Point of Contact Clinician (FCP), Council Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
In 2009 I undertook a Master’s in Clinical Health Care at Oxford Brookes University graduating in 2014. I started a pilot project for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in 2017 as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) with OxFed, a federation of GPs. In October 2018 I gained 2 fellowships with HEE, one was an AHP leadership fellow that resulted in becoming an HEE national subject matter expert in Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare and the other was as an FCP MSK fellow for Thames Valley Primary Care. Pre-Covid, I also worked at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre weekend rota to maintain elective Orthopaedic knowledge.
My current role as the AHP FCP Education Lead, hosted by BTH, covers BOB, supporting and embedding new roles in primary care. I will be working with local education and service providers to implement the Roadmap to Practice for First Contact Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners in PC. This provides a clear educational pathway from undergraduate to advanced practice for clinicians wishing to pursue a career in primary care. I am currently studying at the University of Reading for a PG Cert in Healthcare Education.
I am been a supporter of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and was elected nationally to sit on Council for the CSP in a 4-year term in April 2018.
Training Hub Administrator and Project Support
I am the Training Hub Administrator and Project Support and class myself as the ‘backbone’ within our small team, ensuring training opportunities are cascaded to a wide audience within the PCN. My role is varied with responsibility for the website, monthly bulletins, course co-ordination, comms and engagement, finance and the first point of call for general enquiries.
I work within a diverse and multi faceted team where we are all actively encouraged to contribute to ensuring we are delivering a quality service. Our varied working backgrounds and experience blend perfectly to provide a platform for learning. I class myself as a lifelong learner and my focus is currently on improving and strengthening our communication channels within the PCN and learning new social media skills along the way!
I have worked primarily in the education sector over the years which enables me to see my role within the NHS with fresh eyes and ideas.
Learning Environment Facilitator
I have been a Registered Midwife since 2006 and have worked within a multitude of locations, including community/GP based hubs, birth centres, and hospital settings. I am new to the Bucks Training Hub (BTH) and to the Education Department at Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust, and liaise and work closely between the two.
My role as Learning Environment Facilitator (LEF) is to provide help and support within Primary Care for Nursing Associate Apprentices (NAA) within the practice setting, as well as the Bands 2 to 4 workforce. I liaise with all those involved in the apprenticeship and learning process, ensuring a good support network is in place for learners within the workplace.