Lindsay Andrews

Overview

Clinical Quality Lead (FNP National Unit) and Technical Advisor Public Health England.

My career has mainly focused on improving the life chances of vulnerable young people and children. I started nursing in the 1980’s at the ‘Queen’s’ in Nottingham. Throughout the 1990’s I worked as a Midwife; mostly in the community setting in inner city Leeds. I then undertook BSc Health Visiting at Leeds (LMU) and worked as a Health Visitor in Kirklees for 2 years.

In 2002 I took the specialist post - 'Lead Nurse for Looked after Children and Care Leavers', where for a period of 7 years I led on development of health improvement policy and training  for the Health and Social Care workforce in Kirklees, I developed Relationship and Sexual Health Education Policy and training programme and acted as Vice Chair to the Kirklees fostering panel. I gained a sound working knowledge of the legal framework relating to Looked after Children.

I undertook a post graduate certificate at Huddersfield University in Child Public Health and Safeguarding. Since then I have undertaken further Masters Modules in Adult Learning and Education and more recently further studies in Safeguarding.

In 2009 I became Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) supervisor for Kirklees and was able to fuse my skills, knowledge and passion for health equality to successfully develop FNP programme delivery at a local level.

Since 2014 I have worked at a national level for FNP as a clinical quality lead. I lead on the Supervisor learning programme and safeguarding. I have contributed to the development of the FNP supervisory learning programme and processes. I work alongside a broad range of professionals actively working towards excellence in nursing practice for vulnerable families.

I am trained and practice the application of AGILE project management.

In 2017 I was proud to become a Queen’s Nurse.

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