Welcome to the Team Karen

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Rehabilitation and Support for Independence are delighted to welcome Karen as part of the team. Her role will involve working closely with the clinical and support staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Her role as Case Manager will make her a valued member of the MDT overseeing input from all disciplines ensuring the best possible rehabilitation journey and helping our clients reach their goals.

Karen qualified as a RGN (Registered General Nurse) in 1988 and has worked in a wide variety of roles and specialities including neuro medicine, spinal surgery, orthopaedics, and Surgical High Dependency units during her nursing career.

In 2011 she completed her BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nurse– Health Visitor pathway degree and commenced working as a Health Visitor in different Community Health Trusts. She is also a community medicine prescriber (V100 certificate).

Karen has always prioritised and continued her professional development. She completed an additional course of study to become a Family Nurse, a specialist HV delivering The Family Nurse Partnership Programme to young parents, a research-based programme providing intense support to teenage parents throughout pregnancy until their baby reached 2 years of age.

Work experience has also included working with several charities in project management and training roles. She has experience both within the NHS and in the charitable sector designing and delivering training packages to both professionals and clients in her care. She has also worked with colleagues within the NHS as a member of Public Health working groups to deliver specific initiatives to the local population to attempt to address inequalities in health.

Karen has considerable experience assessing and delivering support to clients and families facing challenges and has worked with a wide variety of professionals often coordinating the multi-agency response required to ensure the individual and family’s needs are met.

Please join me in making Karen feel welcome and we wish her a long and happy career here with the teams at Rehabilitation and Support for Independence.