I qualified as an Registered Nurse many years ago, specialising in palliative care where I have undertaken a Ward Manager role at the Royal Marsden, and CNS in the Royal Surrey hospital and subsequently in the community. Whilst completing my MSc in ‘Learning and Teaching in Professional Practice’ I dipped my toes into University life for 2 years and led on the Palliative Care Modules part time. My other new role for the Specialist Palliative Care Service at the Beacon Centre NHS, included developing clinical education for the community.
Nick completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education during his Registrar training and, as part of this, developed a special interest in models of interprofessional learning in Palliative Care.
In 2017, Nick took up a full time clinical post at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, with dedicated responsibility as Medical Education Lead. In this role Nick oversees all aspects of internal medical education and continued professional development for the doctors and elements of training for the wider multidisciplinary team, including mentorship to Clinical Nurse Specialists undertaking advanced clinical assessment and prescribing training. Externally, he provides teaching to local GP’s, community nursing teams and ambulance staff on a range of topics relating to palliative and end of life care including symptom control, communication skills and ethics.
I initially completed a BSc(Hons) at the University of Surrey and qualified as a Registered General Nurse over 30 years ago.
I moved into Palliative Care over 20 years ago in an inpatient setting in a hospice in various clinical and then Senior Nurse roles before moving into a Practice Development role in 2004.
After working as a Practice Educator for Marie Curie, I then moved to the University of Surrey in 2013 as a Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care as part of the team delivering education in Long Term Conditions, and have lead several undergraduate & postgraduate modules including the level 6 & 7 modules in Palliative Care Interventions.
I joined PTHC in March 2019 as Clinical Educator, which involves working with Sian Williams (Clinical Education Manager) to design and deliver education and training programmes in Palliative and End of Life Care for PTHC clinicians and therapists, as well as for local community Healthcare Professionals.