Lynne Thomas

Clinical Training Officer

As the Clinical Training Officer for M&D Care, I am responsible for sourcing and shaping clinical training which M&D Care employees are expected to undertake as part of their role. After qualifying in General Nursing and obtaining registration I worked as an Occupational Health Advisor in the manufacturing industry. I then for a number of years worked within a hospital setting on the wards, Coronary Care Unit and as a hospital Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

In 2006, I worked as a Community Specialist Diabetes Nurse.I held this role until retirement from the NHS. Within this role, I developed and contributed to a resources pack for managing diabetes within a care home setting, a resource still used by professionals within the NHS. In 1999, I obtained a Certificate of Education and I have continually championed the importance of education within the workplace.

In my role for M&D Care, I undertake Manual Handling and Medication Awareness Training as well as providing general advice to staff with regards to health and medical care for the service users in our care. I also review the health needs of individuals within the residential and supported living services, ensuring the relevant medical and dental checks are being attended for the differing medical conditions.

Coming from a nursing background, I am acutely aware of the need for good governance and due diligence with regards to medical training and clinical administration. My role is to ensure that clinically our staff are well trained, aware of the regulations and their responsibilities within the legislative framework.

I enjoy being able to create and develop training that educates and builds the confidence of our employees at M&D Care, ensuring the people we support are healthy and safe.