Ann is a Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse, in a busy acute hospital in Wirral. The Wirral is a peninsular on the opposite bank to Liverpool and has a population of 321,238; it has some of the most deprived areas and some of the most affluent in the UK. Ann has worked in Substance Misuse for over 30yrs in both community and hospital settings, and is educated to Master's level. She is also an NMP.
During this time Ann has had secondments into Commissioning Teenage Pregnancy Services and Research and Audit looking into the effectiveness of treatments provided by the local drug service. She has had the privilege of working in Sydney, Australia for ten years as a Gastrointestinal Nurse Consultant working in drug treatment service to provide Hepatitis C treatment to this client group. Ann was involved with an Australia-wide group of gastroenterology nurses which produced National Standards for treatment for delivering best practice for patients receiving Hepatitis C treatment.
Ann is passionate about delivering effective, supportive services for addiction and championing equity in care.