Michael has worked in the NHS, in mental health for 16 years. He has been a registered mental health nurse for eight years, experiencing adult acute, adult rehab, child and adolescent and dementia settings.
Michael began his career with the NHS as a Senior Healthcare Assistant in the Child and Adolescent service, having previously worked in the voluntary and private sector with differing vulnerable groups.
He became an Associate Practitioner then undertook his course in Mental Health Nursing which led him to work in a range of inpatient and community settings, most recently a dementia assessment ward. Michael continues to practice in this area, though his primary focus is now being a Lecturer Practitioner.
Michael has an interest in End of Life Care having been part of the development group in attaining accreditation in the Gold Standard Framework in End of Life Care for his previous place of employment.
Michael is currently Personal Tutor to a student group and presents some introductory topics in mental health nursing for new students.
Michael has been involved with teaching on a number of virtual simulated placements and currently leads two CPD dementia modules