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Maggie Coe - Associate Director

Working within the director of nursing, midwifery & patient services corporate team, I lead a group of passionate practice development nurses and midwives who lead by example and have the delivery of the best possible care to our patients and their families at the heart of everything they do on our Pathway to Excellence. 


Claire Ault

Claire Ault

I lead the preceptorship programmes for both new registrants, return to practice and nurses recruited from outside of the UK, providing a formal preceptorship programme to further enhance and develop knowledge and skills and also provide peer support.  I also lead on supporting our international nurses preparing for the NMC Test of Competence part 2 test (OSCE).


Bev Al Azzawi

Beverley Al-Azzawi

As a proud career nurse I have worked in practice development for the latter of my 37 years as a nurse. Offering support and advice for staff, I am committed to facilitating practice to the highest levels of their ability and engaging with the career pathway they chose, to maximize success and provide better care for patients and staff wellbeing.


Gillian Ashworth

Gillian Ashworth

I’m the clinical placement facilitator for NGH. 

We have an exciting student placement model called PL@N (Placement Learning at Northampton).  This method allows the student to work closely with a registered nurse while being allocated patients to care for and giving the student a study hour to reflect on learning – our feedback is just great.

My role includes placing full time and part time student nurses. I also place our trainee nursing associates, as we are a pilot site for this dynamic new role.  I support registered staff with the exclusive RCN clinical leadership programme, provide information and support for mentorship options and other post-qualifying funded modules, offering a bespoke career pathway


Sheila Brown

Sheila Brown

I facilitate fun, interactive simulated training experiences for the multi-professional team. If you choose to join our multi-talented team of midwives, I will support you in all aspects of your training. If you are a newly-qualified midwife, we offer an award winning preceptorship programme to guide you through your early months as a midwife.


Thomas Coates

Thomas Coates

I joined NGH in 2002 working for trauma and orthopaedics, theatre and then pain services. Since joining the practice development team, my primary role is to work one-to-one with staff in the clinical setting, supporting them in practice and assisting them to achieve excellence in their career goals.


Andrew Feltham (Andy)

Andrew Feltham

I love the challenges that my role as clinical skills educator brings. Having worked here as an oncology nurse for over a decade I now deliver and coordinate the clinical skills training you receive when you join Team NGH. This training package will give you the tools you need to hit the ground running in your new job.


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Marie Marshall

I lead the Maternity Practice Development Team, if you choose the join our inspirational group of midwives and MSWs, my team will develop and support you
in all areas of your practice. You’ll have the opportunity to attend locally facilitated multi-professional training days including PROMPT, fetal monitoring and NLS.


Mandy Massey

Mandy Massey

I am a registered nurse with 28 years’ NHS experience. I am responsible for the ongoing professional development of our Band 7 nurses by coordinating and delivering our in-house educational programme. I support nursing pilot projects and the implementation of new processes or ways of working

I have a particular interest in quality improvement and I’m dedicated to improving the quality and safety of patient care.


Anna Mezciems

Anna Mezciems

I am a practice development link midwife for maternity support workers. I have a particular interest in manual handling training. When you join our committed team, I will support and develop you in the clinical setting and on training sessions. As a former community midwife, I coordinate a community scenario based training located in a home setting.


Jo Pace

Joanna Pace

Since joining NGH in 1997, I have worked in trauma & orthopaedics, orthopaedic outreach and the anticoagulant service before joining practice development in 2014.  My role now is to support and develop all staff within the medical directorate, teaching and training and generally developing and promoting good practice in the clinical areas.


Mel Rowland

Melanie Rowland

I’m passionate about supporting and educating our Band’s 2 – 4 staff. I recruit Health Care Assistants and provide a three week Support Worker Programme, which prepares our staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide the best possible care for our patients.


Mel Sharpe

Melanie Sharpe

I joined the practice development team in 2016, bringing 21 years of experience in the operating theatre setting. My role includes one-to-one support for staff, designing and teaching speciality theatre courses. I ensure that a high standard is upheld across all theatre areas, through audit, supervision and implementation of competency packs


Judy Turland

Judy Turland

Valuing our amazing support workers, we embraced the launch of the National Care Certificate which introduces common training standards transferrable across health and social care. I deliver the six facilitated study days which are allocated to ensure that our support workers are inspired, coached and motivated to achieve this national award.


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