My professional background predominately consists of adult nursing including extensive experience in community nursing and health visiting. My community nursing experience has been underpinned by the successful completion of BA(Hons) in Generic Primary Care whereby I had the opportunity to explore district nursing, practice nursing, school nursing and health visiting. During this time I successfully led on the implementation of a Leg Club in the local area to improve the patient’s journey when experiencing leg ulceration but also providing preventative care to the whole local population. Alongside this, myself and colleagues initiated Nurse Treatment Centre’s to enable ambulatory patients of all ages to be seen in a setting over 7 days a week with enhanced opening hours. I soon progressed into the community matron team as a designated case manager for local care homes, helping to reduce inappropriate hospital admissions. Following maternity leave I embarked onto my health visitor training whereby my nursing experience developed further involving the identification, assessment and meeting the health needs of the population from cradle to grave but latterly focusing on 0-5 year old children and their families. My community nursing career encompassed 10 years, which also included my last role of a practice teacher for health visiting.