Jennifer Winnard

Hello, my name is Jennifer Winnard, I qualified as an Adult Mental Health Nurse in 1999 from the University of Central Lancashire. 

During the last 20 years of nursing I have predominantly worked within the area of Adult Psychiatry, in both the acute in-patient and community settings. I have also worked within Substance Misuse Services and up until a few years ago held a Professional Lead Nurse role for a large NHS Mental Health Network.

In 2015 I was successful in qualifying as an Independent Nurse Prescriber from Edge Hill University, this led me to follow a keen interest I have for Neurodevelopmental conditions into a role as an Adult ADHD Specialist Nurse and Prescriber within the NHS and also within the Private Sector working alongside Psychiatry UK.

I am hugely passionate about nursing and ADHD and pride myself on providing high quality, compassionate person centred care for all.

Within Psychiatry UK, I lead the Adult ADHD Titration Service and a highly skilled team of nurse prescribers who support the Consultant Psychiatrists during the initiation and stabilisation of ADHD treatment. We work closely with the patient and the Doctors during this time offering weekly support and guidance based on NICE Guidance with the aim of stabilising the patients ADHD symptoms. 

Jenny

Kate Bevan

Hi I’m Kate! I have been a UK registered mental health nurse since 2000 and qualified as a nurse prescriber in 2014. I have worked in a variety of NHS adult, children and young people’s mental health settings through the years. I have continued my professional development throughout my career in children and young people’s mental health, ADHD and practice education and I have specialised in ADHD services since 2013. I am currently working in an adult ADHD service in the NHS alongside my work with Psychiatry-UK.

I love having the privilege of working with people across all age ranges in my specialist field and I always aim to help people feel at ease, understand their symptoms and daily challenges in the context of their ADHD. I hope to help people feel able to live their lives to the fullest. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, comedy, music and crossfit!

Kate

Carol Shue

I started my journey as a mental health nurse after completing my nursing training in the UK in 2004. I have worked in acute inpatient and community settings. I have helped pioneer the start of an NHS Adult Service in 2011 and ran a nurse led NHS assessment and treatment service for adults with ADHD.

I continue to work with Adults with ADHD and my role with Psychiatry-UK is to provide titration services to those diagnosed with ADHD.

Carol

Jenni Unsworth

I qualified as a Paediatric Nurse in 2007 from the University of Central Lancashire. Since qualifying I have worked within Child and Adolescent Mental Health. My current NHS role is Clinical Lead for Lancashire Care within the children’s ADHD Nurse Led Service where I diagnose ADHD, initiate medication, titrate and stabilise, supporting the whole family through their journey. 

I qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber in 2011, from Cumbria University. Whilst working within CAMHS I have had the opportunity to complete my Child and Adolescent Mental Health degree through the University of Central Lancashire which I found extremely interesting.

I am also currently working with Psychiatry-UK providing support to the Consultant Psychiatrists during the treatment titration and stabilisation process for Children and Adults with ADHD.

Jenni

Anthony Adams

My name is Anthony Adams. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and an Independent prescriber.

My Mental Health career started in 1995 and I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1998, with further qualification as a V300 prescriber in 2007.

I have experience in prescribing in most mental health settings and have worked as a Nurse Specialist in Older Persons Mental Health, Learning Disability and Adult ADHD.

I have a special interest and extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD and related Emotional Dysregulation as well as other co-existing conditions.

I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in NHS Leadership and have worked in a Senior Management Position within the NHS.

I currently am working for the NHS as an ADHD Nurse Specialist and Clinical Lead and also work privately.

Tony

Adeola Banjo

Adeola Banjo is a registered clinical nurse, specialised in Adult ADHD, working with one of the National Health Service (NHS) in London, for almost 20yrs.  She is a member of Royal College of Nursing, graduated from university of Greenwich with a degree in psychiatry nursing and later at London South Bank University with a graduate certificate in Independent Nurse Prescribing.

Her background is psychiatry nursing with excellent experience in working with multi-disciplinary colleagues within the adult in-patient psychiatry units and the community psychiatry team.  She has a very good knowledge of mental state assessment and clinical management of care, tailored to individual specific needs, by acknowledging the possibility of comorbidity of other diagnosis, which could be physical, mental or psychological.

As an independent nurse prescriber, she has good clinical experience of working in collaboration with consultant psychiatrists, by monitoring the titration of medication and provides clinical support to service users to aid compliance and adherence to their prescribed treatment in order to achieve the therapeutic effectiveness.

Adeola Banjo

Hannah Woodmansey

I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2011 from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). In 2016 I successfully qualified as an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) from the University of Cumbria and have since been prescribing independently in the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

During my time as an NHS employee, I have undertaken a variety of roles within various clinical settings these have included Adult and Older Adult inpatient’s, Children and Young People’s Community Services and Custodial settings.

At the present time I am employed as a Specialist ADHD Clinical Lead Nurse and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber within an NHS community-based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I am also a Director of my own ADHD Company, currently accepting referrals from Psychiatry-UK, my role is to prescribe ADHD treatment during the titration and stabilisation period.   

I am passionate about understanding and supporting the daily challenges that people with a diagnosis of ADHD must manage. I have both professional and personal experience of supporting individuals with ADHD and pride myself on being approachable, compassionate, understanding and person centred.

When I am not working, I enjoy going to the gym, running, riding my motorbike, walking my dog, travelling, and spending time with my friends and family.

hannah-woodmansey

Claire Meadows

My name is Claire Meadows and I am a qualified mental health nurse and independant Nurse prescriber.

I qualified as a registered Nurse in 2008 and completed My V300 non medical prescriber qualification in 2017.

During my career I have worked in a variety of settings including adult forensic mental health services and rehabilitation were I supported adults struggling with a wide range of severe mental health difficulties. Within this role I helped service users to manage and understand their diagnosis and symptoms effectively promoting positive health and well being.

In 2015 my career took a turn for the better when I became an ADHD specialist Nurse within the child and adolescent community mental health service and it is here where my interest and passion in ADHD has bloomed.

Within my NHS role I work very closely with young people and their families who are struggling with ADHD, I carry out holistic assessments, offer diagnostic clinics and support the families with their diagnosis and treatment in a caring and compassionate way.

I am very passionate about my work and always aim to help the patient feel empowered in their treatment, supporting them to speak openly and honestly about any worries they may have and working through these worries together.

Claire-Meadows

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