Nurse Practitioner Chelsea and Westminster

Cindy qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987. Following qualification she worked as a staff nurse in acute medicine for two years and then from 1989 to 1996 worked as a staff nurse in Accident and Emergency. In 1996 Cindy moved into Sexual Health nursing, and in 1999 became a Nurse Practitioner at The West London Centre for Sexual Health. In 2000 she undertook the MSc in Nursing and Midwifery (Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathway) and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in 2003. Cindy also took the role of Charge Nurse at the West London for a year in 2001. Since working in Sexual Health Cindy has been involved in several projects, including being the Lead Nurse for an Outreach Clinic for vaccinations and syphilis screening for men who sell sex, and also setting up a clinic for women who have sex with women. She takes an active role in staff development and facilitates teaching and assessing in advanced asymptomatic screening and sexual history-taking. At present Cindy is an assessor on the RCN Distance Learning Sexual Health course, and she also teaches on the STIF (Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation) course.

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