Tricia qualified as an RGN in 1993, attending the then Derby School of Nursing. Prior to starting her nursing career Tricia worked as a nanny enjoying opportunities to live and work in New York State, USA.
Tricia’ early career steered toward palliative care where she has remained, working within Nottingham Oncology Unit before moving onto her first hospice role. Palliative care has brought Tricia a wealth of experience and variety within this speciality. Her career opportunities have enabled her to initiate and develop a hospice at home service in Staffordshire where she worked as a hospice at home sister before career progression into clinical nurse specialist and then advanced practitioner roles.
During this period of her career, she was able to share knowledge and skills within internal and external services to support patients within their usual place of residency, care homes, own home, and prison sector.
Tricia supported a Staffordshire wide care home project for the NHS, gaining an award for innovation. At the start of the global pandemic Tricia moved to Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton as Clinical Lead, developing their Rapid Response service and proudly receiving 2022 Hospice UK award on their behalf. Tricia became a Trustee for us at the start of 2020, bring her commitment to palliative care and experience within to us.
More recently, whilst remaining at Compton her role as Head of Advanced Practice and Practice Development, as well as their NMP Lead she continues to influence practice, supporting career pathways for nursing and HCP colleagues.
External commitments see Tricia working with a wide range of colleagues across West Midlands within the Specialist Palliative Care Audit and Guidelines Group (westmidspallcare.co.uk/wmpcp), and very recently a professional resource for a national television company.