Chris become a Case Manager in 2009 and over the last 12 years this position has developed his multi-disciplinary team working skills through working with medical professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and district nurses. He also has extensive experience of the litigation process and it held in high regard by solicitors around the UK.
After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1993, Chris became a Staff Nurse in the Accident & Emergency Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He went on to work in several different Emergency departments, in more senior roles, including a spell as a Charge Nurse in an Armed Forces Hospital Emergency Room in Saudi Arabia. His extensive work in Emergency settings gave him valuable experience in dealing with patients with diverse, multiple and catastrophic injuries including Brain Injuries, Spinal Injuries, Psychological trauma and complex orthopedic injuries.
Since then, Chris has carried out numerous nursing roles including working as an In–Flight Nurse, repatriating ill or injured people from around the globe, These roles and experiences have all served to provide him with a flexible, adaptable and problem–solving approach to work.
Chris has also worked as a Forensic Nurse Practitioner with the Police and in this role, he was tasked to maintain the health, safety and welfare of detained persons in police custody, conduct clinical assessments, collect forensic samples and maintain accurate records. During this time, he was seconded into a management role for a new healthcare contract with British Transport Police in London. He had to maintain a high standard of clinical governance. This gave him good knowledge of how to follow the CQC regulations.
Chris has worked as a Case Manager for an International Medical Assistance company, overseeing the medical management of clients ill or injured, in hospitals overseas. This role involved ensuring clients were receiving appropriate treatment, through liaison with treating hospitals and doctors and establishing when and if safe to repatriate clients’ homesvia scheduled flights or Air Ambulance and determining what level of medical support, if any, was required in order to do this.