I have gained a wealth of practical working knowledge and skills during 25 years working for the NHS, mainly working in neurology stroke care and rehabilitation units.
As a Healthcare Assistant, my first job with the NHS, I gained an NVQ’s in direct care, level 2. In 2007 I studied rehabilitation at London South Bank University (LSBU) and The University of East London (UEL) for 2 years and successfully achieved a Foundation degree in Rehabilitation Science.
I have always had a great passion for Neurology and Rehabilitation. I get great job satisfaction from helping patients and clients maintain their independence and manage their present condition whether it be rehabilitation from a hip or knee replacement or after suffering a stroke.
I have had 1 article published in the Nursing Times and 7 articles published in the British Journal of Health-Care Assistants. The articles relate to Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation.
I have also written 2 books, one of which was an award winning interactive work book for, Health Care Assistants, Technicians, Associate Practitioners, Students, OT Assistants, Physiotherapy Assistants. Developing Skills & Competencies through Work Based Learning.
The second book is directed at Carers & Relatives and contains a large section on caring duties, support and guidance. Both books cover, Brain Anatomy, Stroke, Nursing Duties Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dieticians and Infection Control