I completed a Biomedical Sciences degrees in 2007 and was fortunate to commence training as a trainee AA the same year (Anaesthesia Practitioner as it was then), qualifying in Jan 2010.
I went on to complete a Masters in Healthcare Law shortly after, as well as joining our associations committee, as I was keen to be involved in shaping the future of our profession very early on. Not long after I was elected to lead our association, which was quite unexpected! Over the 9 years I led our Association until 2021, there were many significant developments for the profession leading us toward regulation, working very closely with the RCoA, HEE and more recently the GMC and DHSC. It was very demanding in terms of the time commitment but, very rewarding and I learnt and developed a great deal on the way.
I have continued to work as an AA throughout that time at Salford Royal, which has recently merged to become the Northern Care Alliance. Immediately following the end of my term as President, I commenced secondments within my organisation to look at the ODP workforce supply issues and help expand the trainee and qualified AA workforce in our Trust.
I continue to be involved in various working groups and parties, having up to now led the AA prescribing work and working with the GMC to develop the AA registration assessment.
I hope to continue to work locally and nationally to develop and progress the AA profession for many years to come.
I live and work in Greater Manchester. I’m married with 2 young children. I enjoy (a tiny bit of) running, cycling and taekwondo. I only kind-of like coffee and use android and windows, so not a complete stereotype!