Celebrating Vicki’s contribution to shared care

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From HCA to Home therapies specialist 1999 to 2024

NVQ level 2 & 3 Health & social care

Health Care Assistant in elderly care

I will never forget the foundation of care I learned. Working with the elderly taught me respect, compassion and always to ensure dignity is preserved

Renal HCA 5 years before Assistant practitioner training

James Cook Hospital renal unit

I became interested in training patients to dialyse. Myself and a colleague won the Teesside Florence Nightingale award for Home Dialysis training

Foundation degree in Science

SHC & HHD post funded by KCUK

After attending the SHC course, I was invited back to facilitate on another one

Nurse training

Band 5 in home therapies

I am still extremely enthusiastic about Shared Care and Home Dialysis training. I love watching people get their life back and time with their families

1 year experience

Band 6 Specialist home therapies nurse

Vicki’s ‘can do’ attitude facilitating on the training was a key influence in piloting inclusion of patients on the shared care course.

“I really felt it would help staff understand why it was so beneficial for them if they were included and could speak about it in person”