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Nursing and ODP Leadership

The Medinet Clinical Nurse Specialist role includes the management of all areas of Clinical practice involved in the setting up of contracts through to service delivery. The Clinical Nurse Specialists focus on the management of the multi-disciplinary team and support the delivery of a seamless service that mirrors the host Trust’s local procedures and protocols.

Ruth Hildreth, Theatres

Ruth is a qualified RGN (for 28 years) and has worked in the NHS for 18 years and private sector for 10 years. She has been involved in procurement and development of newly acquired tenders and contracts and has worked closely with the Care Quality Commission during the development of two hospitals in York.

Experienced in all areas of the operating theatres, Ruth is an Advanced Theatre Practitioner with advanced skills and holds Diplomas in Theatre Practice and Research.

Pat Wallis, Ophthalmology

Pat has been a specialist in Ophthalmology since 1982, working in clinic, ward and pre-assessment areas. For the past 11 years Pat has managed the Ophthalmology Ward and Pre-assessment Unit at the Leeds Teaching Hospital. 

Loraine Mahachi, Endoscopy 

Loraine has been working in the specialist area of Endoscopy for past 15 years. She started her nursing career in Endoscopy and has worked as a Bowel Screening Specialist Practitioner for 3 years and for past 7 years she has been working as an Endoscopy Lead Practitioner.

Loraine holds a BSc (Hons) in Gastroenterology Nurse Specialist and a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, Management and Leadership. She has worked on the BSG Nurses committee and Midlands Gastroenterology Nurses Society (MGNS). She is also involved in teaching on the Gastroenterology pathway offered by Birmingham City University.

Liz Allan, Theatres

Liz has been a qualified nurse since 1979 and has been working within the theatre environment following the completion of the Operating Theatre course in Glasgow Royal Infirmary two years later.

Liz’s experience includes working in elective surgery from 1981 to 1993 in which she also specialised in Anaesthetics for three years.

She transferred into Emergency and Trauma theatres in 1993 where she developed numerous skills and knowledge in life threatening procedures.

Liz joined Medinet in 2006 and was promoted to the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2012, she left her NHS post in 2015 to concentrate on her role as Scottish Registered Manager for Medinet where her office is based in Edinburgh.

Julie Joyce, Lead Outpatient Practitioner

Julie Joyce qualified as an RGN 27 years ago and has worked tirelessly in a diverse range of specialities during that time including Critical Care, Surgery, OPD, CNS in Venousthromboembolism. Julie also qualified as a Midwife during this time. Most recently, Julie has spent a significant period of her time as a Sister within the Outpatient setting in public and private Healthcare arenas involving Medical, Surgical and ENT OPD.

Julie is currently working within the Transformation Team looking at different ways of working within OPD.

Martyn Heath, Anaesthetics and Recovery Lead Practitioner

Martyn qualified in ODA 1978 and has worked in all specialities within theatres over the last 40 Years. Martyn specialised in Cardiac Surgery in the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for most of the 1990’s and has experience in Theatre Management and General Management within the NHS, Holding a Diploma in Health and Social Services Management.

Martyn currently works clinically in Anaesthetics and Recovery in both the NHS AND Private sector and holds an Airway Management Certificate.