Our trainers/tutors have all had first-hand experience in frontline care and most still hold clinical roles within clinical services, they are all qualified at level 3 teaching and above. Their breadth of experience and knowledge is supported by continuing CPD in their subject matter areas with regular forums, shared learning and networking events regularly attended.
Jacqui Smart - Director of the team and specialises in coaching for leaders
Qualified as an Occupational Therapist and with 20 years of clinical operational management at a senior level in the NHS. I am a qualified coach and also hold an MBA along with other leadership qualifications. Within my role at The Learning Enterprise I am actively involved with developing the business, creating the training programme for our colleagues working with our partners and supporting education and training team.
Tracy Harman - Head of Clinical Education
Awarded the Queens Nurse title this year I believe great education through inspired training is key when delivering high standards of patient care.
As Head of Clinical Education I oversee all clinical education, including pre and post registration students, commissioned and non-commissioned students as well as new colleagues joining the Virgin Care family. I have worked in the community most of my professional life first as a Community Nurse then as a District Nurse, Practice Teacher and Clinical Lead. I am passionate about practice development and the standard of care that can be achieved through training and development. I have been fortunate enough to have developed and delivered an in house leadership programme for Band 6/7 District Nurses which won the RCNi Leadership Award 2016.
Mary Kelly - Hydration Nutrition & MUST
I am a health care professional with over 20 years’ experience as a clinician, manager and educationalist. I am a registered nurse, registered nurse teacher and registered dietitian. I have worked as a lecturer in Higher education for over 10 years. As a clinician I have covered most areas of dietetics in particular the fields of gastroenterology, diabetes and nutrition support. My experience in education and supporting learners in practice has developed into a passion for assisting others to develop their knowledge and skills. This experience has culminated in my current role as learning environment lead. I enjoy seeing student’s levels of confidence increase and knowing that they will make a difference as excellent health care professionals and mentors.
Sara Stanton - Clinical Apprenticeships Development
I have over 30 years nursing experience in primary and first contact care. I have worked as a nurse, professional development lead and operations manager for GP practices, independent providers and clinical commissioning groups. I now split my time working in The Learning Enterprise focussing on developing clinical apprenticeship programmes for Virgin Care, teaching and assessing clinical skills, and keeping up my registration working as a Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse in Reading Walk-in Health Centre.
Ann Pheasant – Internal Quality Assurer
Having had a background in nursing and experience in clinical, managerial and education settings has enabled me to follow my passion around supporting staff delivering face to face training in schools around supporting children with medical conditions.
Aumir Masud - Clinical CPD Contracts, Student Placements and Clinical Skills Training
As an active paramedic for over 28 years, I have been fortunate enough to have worked in many integrated services across the South of England. This has enabled me to gain invaluable experience across many primary and secondary settings and given me the opportunity to learn from a variety of different specialists. My operational career led me into education back in 2000 where I was lucky enough to have landed a job as a resuscitation officer in a large acute teaching hospital in London. I now manage the clinical CPD contracts, student placements and clinical skills training by working closely with the local Health Education Institutes and Health Education England South West. I am a member of the wider learning enterprise team in Bath & North East Somerset working closely with local services to provide a training provision that is valued and relevant for our services.