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Annie Hand

Clinical Educator

Qualifications of note:

BN Bachelor of Nursing with First Class Honours

Registered Adult Nurse

PG Cert Dimensions in Healthcare (Haematology and Cancer Care)

Mentorship and SACT PG Modules

Professional Background

Annie has worked as a nurse in a range of environments, including haematology, stem cell transplants, critical care and palliative care, both in the UK and overseas. Since qualifying in 2012, she has been passionate about delivering high quality patient care and supporting patients and families through their most difficult journeys. She joined Birmingham Hospice as Clinical Educator in February 2022.

At the Hospice

Annie has been involved in a number of education projects which have facilitated the learning of both internal hospice colleagues and external staff from across the West Midlands. She is a keen advocate for discussing death and dying openly in a society where it remains a taboo subject, so that we can all live and die in the manner we choose, with the support we need and deserve. She is committed to striving for equity for minority communities, whilst recognising that her own intrinsic privileges mean her experiences of education and healthcare will differ significantly from such groups. She is an active member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group and hopes their work can make a tangible difference to the communities we serve.

Educational expertise

Annie is passionate about education and research and has presented her audit findings at both national and international professional conferences. She has taught on university accredited courses and uses her nursing experience from the UK and overseas to add value to the sessions she teaches. She acts as course co-ordinator for the Princess Alice European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care and is a registered SAGE & THYME communication course facilitator. She enjoys group participation and uses levity in her sessions so that learners can get the most out of the experience.

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