Nalini Brown, Travel Health Specialist Nurse Manager, London Travel Clinic
Nalini Brown has worked in general nursing for over 20 years but found her passion and niche as a Travel Health Nurse and Practice Nurse in the corporate sector for over eight years.
Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO, Dementia UK
Dr Hilda Hayo has been the Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO for Dementia UK since 2013. A dual registered nurse, Hilda has held senior positions in clinical services, hospital management and higher education. She held Principal Lecturer posts at both London South Bank University and University of Northampton specialising in older people’s mental health and community care.
Hilda is particularly proud of setting up and leading a nurse led Younger People with Dementia service in Northamptonshire and still maintains her clinical practice through sessional work on the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline and having a small clinical caseload. She recently completed a doctorate into “How and why does social connectedness change in families living with the effects of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia?”
Jane Naismith, Nurse Consultant, St Joseph’s Hospice
Jane Naismith originally trained in Dundee, qualifying in 1987. Her early nursing career focused on medicine and community care where she developed a passion for palliative care.
She joined Florence Nightingale Hospice, which is part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) in 2004 as a Community Clinical Nurse Specialist. She was then Education Lead. Jane then progressed through a variety of leadership and management roles, finally becoming Lead Nurse in Palliative Care. She left BHT at the end of 2016 to take her first nurse consultant post at St Joseph’s Hospice focusing on community palliative care.
Jane has a passion for community care and is a Queen’s nurse. Jane has a strong interest in nursing leadership and was fortunate to gain a place to study healthcare leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy.
Jan Procter-King, Practice Nurse, The Ridge Medical Practice, Lead Trainer, Et al Training
Involved with General Practice for nearly 30 years Jan Procter-King has had several roles including National CVD Primary Care Nurse Advisor for DH, CHD collaborative Manager but first and now last as a practice nurse. As well as practice nursing Jan delivers her unique and informal style of training around vascular disease and motivational Interviewing around the country via Et al training.
Mandy Scott, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Co-founder, Personalised Eating Disorder Support
Mandy Scott qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2006 and has specialised in Eating Disorders. Her background includes CAMHS Inpatients, Community Eating Disorder services, NHS England Case Manager, CAMHS and Adult Eating Disorders and setting up of an Eating Disorder Charity PEDS (www.pedsupport.co.uk).
She has also been privileged to have been part of the development of the new NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders 2017 and is passionate about improving access to services and early intervention. Her own experience of Anorexia has made her more determined to highlight that recovery is possible and that personal experience, used appropriately, can be positive.
Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing and Clinical Practice, Change, Grow, Live
As a Registered Mental Health Nurse on an acute admission ward Stacey Smith would all too often meet individuals struggling to cope with mental health issues and compounding problematic substance misuse. As a result, Stacey became passionate about improving the support people receive for their substance misuse. By the late 1990’s, she decided to pursue a career in substance misuse in Merseyside which, at that time, was at the front end of developing services for substance misuse.
Stacey joined Change, grow, live (CGL) in 2008 as an Area Manager and was subsequently promoted to an operational Deputy Director post.
Stacey uses her clinical expertise and operational experience to rationalise prescribing protocols and nursing activity to fit in with the ‘recovery’ model of client treatment and develop a well-trained and professional team of clinical practitioners.