Central to the Consultus service is our team of highly motivated and committed Nursing Co-ordinators. Each has been chosen not only for their relevant nursing background experience, but also for their ability to listen and respond effectively to complex and challenging situations.
Gary Evans trained at Darenth Valley Hospital and qualified as a nurse in 2011. He specialised in oncology and end of life care until starting with us in July 2017. Prior to qualifying as a nurse, Gary spent many year working abroad in the training industry and brings a wealth of commercial experience to the company.
Nikki Reed trained at Guys Hospital in London and qualified as a state-registered nurse (now called registered nurse level 1) in 1977. She gained experience in general nursing and coronary care while working as a staff nurse at Guys. From there she went on to qualify as a midwife and then as a health visitor, working in the community with young and older people. During this period Nikki also qualified as a nurse prescriber and completed an introduction to counselling course before joining Consultus in 2002.
Jane Robinson qualified as a registered nurse in 1983 at Bromley Hospital, and gained experience working in general medicine and surgery. After qualifying as a midwife Jane lived and worked in Australia for two years before returning to the UK in 1991. She continued her work as a midwife in Kent while raising a family. Since joining Consultus in 2006 Jane has maintained her clinical skills through regular work in the local maternity unit.
Alice Dyer trained at Queen Mary Hospital in 2007 and started her nursing career in ophthalmology. She then worked as a community nurse before returning to Queen Mary to specialise in ophthalmology where she topped up her education to degree level and. Alice continues to maintain her clinical skills and she joined us in August 2017.
Shireen Shepherd has been with the Nursing department since May 2009. Her initial role was administrative assistant to the Nursing Manager and other members of the nursing team. The role has since evolved and now also includes secretarial and occasional marketing duties.
Yvonne Holberton joined the Nursing department in 2008 and now works three days a week as a team coordinator, taking care of administration for the Nursing department and the Nursing Manager, as well as assisting with aspects of marketing.