I enjoy being Head of ACP for such a supportive and dynamic organisation.
DCA has patients at the heart of everything it does. This is evidenced in our culture and the excellent care provided to our patients.
I am extremely proud of my team, who are some of the most dedicated and competent clinicians I have had the pleasure of working with. I’m privileged to be able to support them in this fast paced and proactive environment.
Working as an ANP for Doctor Care Anywhere provides the opportunity to deliver high quality care in a supportive environment which encourages growth and development. As with any healthcare role, it is a busy and fast-paced work setting but thrives on enthusiastic and hard-working team members to ensure excellent patient care. It can be difficult to define a typical day in the life of a DCA ANP but be reassured it is varied and exciting utilising digital healthcare at its best! Digital healthcare work is always exciting and allows myself to use my advanced knowledge to its best.
I qualified as a nurse in 2004. I have a background of working in a busy Emergency Department before moving into the community as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner 10 years ago. My passion is Clinical Supervision and supporting advanced clinical practitioners from differing backgrounds. I still work in my day job in a community setting where I manage a team of community practitioners and advanced practice nurses.
I enjoy working for DCA as the flexibility of the shifts enable me to achieve a positive work life balance as well as maintaining my skills within the advanced practice arena.
My background in nursing includes joining the NMC register in 2006 after completing an adult nursing degree whilst working as an auxiliary nurse in an acute hospital trust. Since qualifying I have worked in acute orthopaedics, emergency care (in a regional trauma centre), urgent care and now primary care. I started working as a nurse practitioner in urgent care where I qualified as a non-medical prescriber and completed a master’s in advanced practice including modules to support my work with both adults and children. I now split my time working between the NHS in primary care and Doctor Care Anywhere. I love how Doctor Care Anywhere allows me to provide such accessible healthcare using all the latest and innovative digital technology.
All our ANPs activity is overseen by our Clinical Governance Board who make sure that everything is done to the highest, most professional standard possible.
With decades of first-class clinical primary care experience in both the NHS and private sector, they provide impartial and external advice and guidance to our ANPs and in-house clinical team.
More information about our governance can be found here.
All our ANPs are championed by a robust support structure led by the Head of Advanced Clinical Practice, and supported by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service Leads.
Regular learning & development and team meetings are held to ensure the ACP team are fulfilled in their role with us and empowered to utilise their expertise and experience for the benefit of our patients.