Head of Nursing & Clinical Services
Head of Nursing & Clinical Services, qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1981 and a Midwife in 1983 and became involved in community nursing in Blackpool with a special interest in palliative care.
In 1993, moved to the School Nursing Service until 2001 when Karon took a role as Specialist Sexual Health Advisor where she worked with vulnerable young people as outreach in hostels, pupil referral units, colleges, residential homes.
From 2003 she was the Manager of Young Persons Health Centre and Co-coordinator for the National Chlamydia Screening service across Blackpool and North Lancashire.
In 2008 Karon moved into an exciting and challenging role as Head of Healthcare for HMYOI Lancaster Farms & HMP Lancaster Castle, responsible for the operational management and service delivery of Healthcare within Prison establishments.
In October 2012, Karon became a Head of Clinical and Nursing services and continually develops clinical practice and service delivery, redesigning teams to improve efficiency allowing more time for 1:1 care, putting a nursing perspective into the discussions and focusing on improving outcomes for the patients by removing obstacles to quality care.