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Clinical Nurse Specialists

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 in the Theatre environment following the completion of the Theatre course in Glasgow Royal Infirmary two years later.

Liz’s experience includes 12 years in a wide variety of elective surgical procedures, 3 years specialising in Anaesthetics and over 20 years in Emergency and Trauma as a Specialist Perioperative Theatre Practitioner.