Nick came from a former military background, changing careers in 1993. His Operating Theatre career has spanned 27 years so far. Starting as a Support worker in the CSSD department, Nick moved on to become a Theatre Support Worker before undertaking his training to become an ODP in Birmingham.
Nick has since gained an invaluable amount of experience working in various centres around the country including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Addenbrookes in Cambridge.
Since moving to Scotland in 2013, Nick works within the Anaesthetic and Recovery Role within NHS Tayside.
Nick is still dedicated and passionate about his profession and the wider perioperative roles, seeking to champion them at any opportunity.
In addition to his clinical role Nick has a keen interest and experience in training and education, spending some of his career as part of the Theatre Practice Education Team at one of his Hospitals. Nick’s past-experience also extended to being a guest lecturer and assessor as part of the ODP programme at Birmingham City University. He has also worked with Clinicians to create and run Scenario Training Programmes within his department, serving both education and audit requirements.
Nick has worked at Band 6 level in a number of Trusts, taking on team leader roles in a variety of specialities. Clinically, Nick enjoys the challenges of working within the CEPOD and Trauma areas of Theatres.
Starting out as a member of the AfPP, Nick became a Link Member before joining his Regional Team in Scotland. A Year or so later Nick then became the Regional Lead in early 2019. The following year Nick was elected to the Board of Trustees. In September of 2020, Nick became the new Trustee for Scotland as part of the Board of Trustees. As well as becoming the AfPP Representative within CPOC (Centre for Perioperative Care).