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Alison is a Children's Nurse who has joined City University part time in August 2014. She works as a Sister on a children's ward at the Royal London Hospital and specialises in trauma, orthopaedic and surgical patients. She has previously worked as a midwife on the Special Care Baby Unit at Maidstone Hospital.
Alison studied Midwifery at Canterbury Christ Church University gaining her degree in 2005. She worked as a Staff Midwife on the Special Care Baby Unit at Maidstone hospital before leaving in 2007 to join City University to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Children's Nursing. On completion she was offered a job as a Staff Nurse at The Royal London Hospital on a children's trauma and orthopaedic ward. During the redevelopment of the childrens services at Barts Health NHS Trust, the ward increased its speciality to include surgical patients. She was promoted to ward Sister in January 2013 and has taken on the role of Student Link nurse, Key Mentor and Sign-off mentor. She has put into place changes to student mentoring to allow students on the ward to work with senior members of staff leading to an award in early 2014 for the Highly Commended Placement of the Year award.
She is currently in the process of being part of a further redevelopment to the ward, increasing the capacity to 24 and adding gastroenterology into the ward speciality.
She has joined City University as a part time lecturer to teach simulated practice and will be starting her PG Certificate in Academic Practice in September 2014.
- PG Diploma Children's Nursing, City, University London, United Kingdom
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
Memberships of professional organisations
- NMC; RCM; RCN