Curator archive

Read about curators from previous weeks in the profiles below:

Gillian Adair SmithGillian Adair Smith
08/10/18 to 12/10/18

Twitter: @Gilly331
Job title: MR Linac Therapeutic Radiographer
Place of work: The Royal Marsden

Rachel OyooRachel Oyoo
01/10/18 to 05/10/18

Twitter: @RachelOyoo
Mother of a sepsis survivor
Place of child’s treatment: Luton

Isobel WalkerIsobel Walker
24/09/18 to 28/09/18

Twitter: @issywalker
Job title: Student
Place of work: University of Nottingham Medical School (based at QMC)

Nadia Tavernier-GustaveNadia Tavernier-Gustave
17/09/18 to 21/09/18

Twitter: @nads2012
Job title: Ward Manager
Place of work: St Mary’s Hospital Lillian Holland Ward

Ismalia de SousaIsmalia de Sousa
10/09/18 to 14/09/18

Twitter: @Ismalia_S
Job title: Clinical nurse specialist in stroke
Place of work: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Laura RamsayLaura Ramsay
06/09/18 to 07/09/18



Alex HudsonAlex Hudson
05/09/18 to 06/09/18

Twitter: @AHudsonNHS


Lynn RobinsonLynn Robson
03/09/18 to 04/09/18



Katy PortellKaty Portell
03/09/18 to 04/09/18

Twitter: @KatyPortell


YiWen HonYiWen Hon
27/07/18 to 31/08/18

Twitter: @yiwen_h
Job title: Librarian
Place of work: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Charlotte RoweCharlotte Rowe
13/07/18 to 17/08/18

Twitter: @rowsie136
Condition and job title: Previously Graduate Management Trainee, now Service Manager. Successfully treated 2017 for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Place of treatment and work: Work – Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust. Diagnosed – West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust. Treated – Ysbyty Gwynedd (Bangor, North Wales). Current Follow Up – UCLH

Danny GaskinDanny Gaskin
13/07/18 to 17/08/18

Job title: Biomedical Scientist
Place of work: Furness General Hospital

Tess JewsonTess Jewson
06/08/18 to 10/08/18

Twitter: @maritess_mt
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension with Eisenmenger’s Syndrome
Place of treatment: Royal Brompton Hospital, S. Kensington, London

Shona CobbShona Cobb
30/07/18 to 03/08/18

Twitter: @shonalouiseblog
Condition: Marfan Syndrome
Place of treatment: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and St Barts are the main hospitals I’ve been treated at throughout my life.

Jessica Roebuck-SlaneyJessica Roebuck-Slaney
23/07/18 to 27/07/18

Twitter: @jdrs1090
Job title: Wellbeing Lead – Senior Management Team
Place of work: Talk Wandsworth – IAPT Talking Therapies

Amanda Hensman-CrookAmanda Hensman-Crook
16/07/18 to 20/07/18

Twitter: @amandahensman
Job title: First contact physiotherapist
Place of work: Windermere and Ambleside GPs

Alice RathAlice Rath
09/07/18 to 13/07/18

Twitter: @martinpgriff
Job title: Digital Marketing Executive at Scope
Place of work: Scope

Selina LittSelina Litt
06/07/18 to 07/07/18

Twitter: @selinalitt
Condition: Norrie Disease
Place of work: Moorfields Eye Hospital

Ethel Armstrong, MBEEthel Armstrong, MBE
05/07/18 to 06/07/18

Joined NHS: 1948
Retired from NHS: 1989/1990 and lives in Lanchester, County Durham
No of years served: 42

Caroline SmithCaroline Smith
04/07/18 to 05/07/18

Twitter: @caro_smith1
Job title: Children’s Community Physiotherapist
Place of work: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

MartinMartin Patrick Griffiths
03/07/18 to 04/07/18

Twitter: @martinpgriff
Job title: Consultant Vascular/Trauma Surgeon, Lead for Trauma Surgery
Place of work: Barts Health NHS Trust

Elizabeth AnionwuProfessor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu
02/07/18 to 03/07/18

Twitter: @EAnionwu
Job title: Emeritus Professor of Nursing + Patron: Sickle Cell Society
Place of work: University of West London / Sickle Cell Society

Nishma SharmaNishma Sharma
25/06/18 to 29/06/18

Job title: Dentist
Place of work: Bishop’s Stortford

18/06/18 to 22/06/18

Twitter: @AnaAndCatherine
Job title: Lead Trainer
Place of work: CHANGE

Florian BreitenbachFlorian Breitenbach
11/06/18 to 15/06/18

Twitter: @flobach
Job title: NHS 111 Clinical Advisor (Paramedic)
Place of work: London Ambulance Service

Ollie HartOllie Hart
04/06/18 to 08/06/18

Twitter: @olliehart7
Job title: GP
Place of work: Sloan Medical Centre, Sheffield

Chidera OtaChidera Ota
21/05/18 to 01/06/18

Twitter: @chidera_ota
Job title: Final Year Medical Student
Place of work: University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital

Ben PerryBen Perry
21/05/18 to 25/05/18

Twitter: @benperry_2001
Job title: Droitwich special constable
Condition: Learning how to stand now Ben is on the road to recovery

Scott KnappScott Knapp
14/11/18 to 18/05/18

Twitter: @DrSKnapp
Job title: Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine ST5 Registrar
Place of work: East Anglian Air Ambulance (Cambridge), Magpas (Wyton) Air Ambulance and Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge)

Matt Inada-KimMatt Inada-Kim
07/11/18 to 11/05/18

Twitter: @mattinadakim
Job title: Consultant Acute Physician
Place of work: Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

Jonathan CliffeJonathan Cliffe
30/04/18 to 04/05/18

Twitter: @JonathanCliffe8
Job title:  Midwife
Place of work: Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust

Trishna BharadiaTrishna Bharadia
23/04/18 to 27/04/18

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
Place of treatment: London

Thomas BuckleyThomas Buckley
16/04/18 to 20/04/18

Job title: Community Education Develop Lead Nurse-Primary Care
Place of work: Golborne Medical Centre and West London CCG


BradleyBrad Gudger
12/04/18 to 12/04/18

Twitter: @BradGudger


Ben WaudbyBen Waudby
11/04/18 to 11/04/18

Job Title: Member of the UK Youth Parliament for Kingston Upon Hull
Place of work: College student


Susie Williams

Susie Williams
10/04/18 to 10/04/18

Twitter: @susiewilliams_
Job title: NHS Youth Forum Member
Place of work: Frome Community Hospital & Medical Practice

Jacob MatthewJacob Matthew
09/04/18 to 09/04/18

Twitter: @jacobashton10


Tom WeltonTom Welton
03/04/18 to 06/04/18

Twitter: @bigradtom
Job title: Diagnostic Radiographer
Place of work: Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Jim BlairJim Blair
26/03/18 to 30/03/18

Twitter: @jimgblair
Condition: Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities and Associate Professor Learning Disabilities
Place of treatment: 3 days a week at Great Ormond Street Hospital and other days of the week Kingston and St George’s Universities plus I work for NHS England and CQC as a Specialist Clinical Advisor

Chelsea CorbettChelsea Corbett
19/03/18 to 23/03/18

Twitter: @fewwordswoman
Condition: Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with multiple complexities
Place of work: South Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Michelle FosterMichelle Foster
05/03/18 to 09/03/18

Job title: Head of Adult Audiology
Place of work: Leeds teaching Hospital


Dr Sethina WatsonDr Sethina Watson
05/03/18 to 09/03/18

Twitter: @morefluids
Job title: Anaesthetist in training (CT2)
Place of work: Southmead Hospital

Carol RobertsonCarol Robertson
26/02/18 to 02/03/18

Twitter: @NWAMB_Knutsford
Job title: Community Specialist Paramedic
Place of work: Knutsford and Macclesfield

Anthony John ClarksonAnthony John Clarkson
19/02/18 to 23/02/18

Twitter: @AJClarksonNHS
Job title: Assistant Director – Organ Donation and Nursing
Place of treatment: NHS Blood and Transplant

Dr Jon HastieJon Hastie
12/02/18 to 16/02/18

Twitter: @DrJonHastie
Condition: Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Place of treatment: West Sussex

Dr Neil BaymanDr Neil Bayman
05/02/18 to 09/02/18

Twitter: @bayman_neil
Job title: Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Place of work: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Chloe Rachel WolfeChloe Rachel Woolfe
29/01/18 to 02/02/18

Twitter: @chlobearrrrr
Job title: Osteosarcoma
Place care or work: University College Hospital, London & Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Felicia KwakuFelicia Kwaku
22/01/18 to 26/01/18

Twitter: @felicia_kwaku
Job title: Associate Director of Nursing
Place care or work: Kings College NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jo HorneDr Jo Horne
15/01/18 to 19/01/18

Twitter: @hornej13
Job title: Advanced Practitioner Healthcare Scientist
Place care or work: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Joe HarrisonProfessor Joe Harrison
08/01/18 to 12/01/18

Twitter: @JoeHMK
Job title: Chief executive
Place care or work: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Maggi Edmondson

Maggie Edmondson
01/01/18 to 05/01/18

Twitter: @magsedmondson
Job title:
Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor, Quit Squad
Place care or work: Predominately Central Lancashire (Chorley, Preston & South Ribble) however the Service delivers across the Lancashire County Council Commissioning footprint

Mark BurleighMark Burleigh
25/12/17 to 29/12/17

Twitter: @Leic_Chaplaincy
Job title: Head of Chaplaincy & Bereavement Services
Place care or work: Leicester’s Hospitals, Community Hospitals and Mental Health services

Elizabeth MidwinterElizabeth Midwinter
18/12/17 to 22/12/17

Twitter: @SisterScrappy
Job title: Nurse Clinician
Place care or work: Emergency Department, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Lucy WattsLucy Watts
11/12/17 to 15/12/17  

Twitter: @LucyAlexandria
Job title: Patient Leader as well as a Consultant, Ambassador, committee member & young person’s representative for numerous charities and projects and founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network.
Place of treatment/care or work: London and Essex – The Royal London Hospital, University College London Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Broomfield Hospital (and Southend Hospital for emergency care).

Helen WilliamsHelen Williams
4/12/17 to 8/12/17

Twitter: @midwifehelen
Job title: Head of Midwifery
Place of treatment/care or work: Yeovil Hospital

Becky RideoutBecky Rideout
27/11/17 to 01/12/17

Twitter: @RideoutBecky
Job title: PA/Secretary in Pathology, carer to 14 year old daughter with autism & ADHD, I suffer with depression
Place of treatment/care or work: work – BHRUT, treatment – Havering CAMHS (daughter) GP/NELFT for depression

Steve GilbertSteve Gilbert
20/11/17 to 24/11/17

Twitter: @stevegilbertmh
Condition: Bipolar Disorder and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Role: Serious Mental Illness – Living Experience Consultant (West Midlands)

Kay BellwoodKay Bellwood
13/11/17 to 17/11/17

Twitter handle: @Kaylabetes
Job title: Mum of a child with Type 1 Diabetes (also a Registered Nurse)
Place of work: Children’s Diabetes Team, William Harvey Hospital, East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Joanne ReynardJoanne Reynard
06/11/17 to 10/11/17

Twitter handle: @joanneReynard
Job title: Infection Prevention Specialist nurse
Place of work: Leeds Community Health Care Trust

Katy BakerKaty Baker
30/10/17 to 03/11/17

Twitter handle: @Bakerkaty2
Condition: Scimitar Syndrome
Place of treatment: Churchill Hospital, Oxford and Northampton Heart Centre

Fayaz AhmedFayaz Ahmed
23/10/17 to 27/10/17

Condition: B-Cell Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Place of treatment: University College London Hospitals (UCLH)


Helen KilminsterHelen Kilminster
16/10/17 to 20/10/17

Twitter handle: @HPILLminster
Job title: Senior Pharmacist
Place of work: Whiteacres Medical Centre (GP surgery)

Claire StevensClaire Stevens
09/10/17 to 13/10/17

Twitter handle: @toothfairyblog
Job title: Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and President British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Place of work: Manchester University Foundation Trust

Natasha WilsonNatasha Wilson
02/10/17 to 06/10/17

Twitter handle: @N_Wilson94
Job title: Assistant Wellbeing Coordinator for Age UK Sheffield
Place of work: Age UK Sheffield’s Wellbeing Centre

Rachel RowlandsRachel Rowlands
25/09/17 to 29/09/17

Twitter handle: @rachrwlnds
Job title: Paediatric Emergency Consultant
Place of work: Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Bob PhillipsDr Bob Phillips
18/09/17 to 22/09/17

Twitter Handle: @drbobphillips
Location: Leeds Children’s Hospital (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)
Job title: Honorary Consultant in Paediatric & Teenage and Young Adult Oncology

Camilla BallCamilla Ball
11/09/17 to 15/09/17

Twitter: @Camillaball_94
Job title: Carer and NHS Health Champion
Locations: Blackpool

Emma FriddinEmma Friddin
04/09/17 to 08/09/17

Twitter: @emmafriddin
Condition: Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Place of treatment: Inflammatory Bowel Disease services at King George Hospital – Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Rhumatology Services at Whipps Cross Hospital – Barts Health NHS Trust.

Ollie Minton@NHS Curator Ollie Minton
28/08/17 – 01/09/17

Twitter: @drol007
Location: St George’s NHS Foundation Trust
Job title: Macmillan palliative medicine consultant

Jeremy Crane@NHS Curator Jeremy Crane
21/08/17 – 25/08/17

Location: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Job title: Consultant Transplant & Vascular Surgeon

Ilan Ben-Zion@NHS Curator Ilan Ben-Zion
14/08/17 – 18/08/17

Twitter: @drilanbz
Location: Monday-Wednesday (St Pancras Rehabilitation Unit – Inpatient Wards), Thursday-Friday (Hertfordshire Neurological Service – Community team – Outpatients)
Job title: Clinical Psychologist

Debbie TaylorDebbie Taylor
07/08/17 to 11/08/17

Twitter: @The_Debs_Effect
Location: Calderdale, Kirklees, Barnsley and Wakefield
Job title: Peer project development worker

Richard ClarkRichard Clark
31/07/17 to 04/08/17

Twitter: @ClarkRichardJ / @PtSafetyZone
Location: Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job title: Clinical Skills & Non-Technical Skills Teacher

Hayley WebsterHayley Webster
24/07/17 to 28/07/17

Twitter: @HayleyWebster86
Location: Vale Royal Locality, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership
Job title: Locality Team Manager, Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Teresa HoweTeresa Howe
17/07/17 to 21/07/17

Twitter Handle: @teresahowe
Job title: Advance Practice Therapy Radiographer
Location: Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.

Jillian and SamJillian and Sam
10/07/17 t0 14/07/17

Twitter Handle: @HastingsJ123
Job title: Carer for my Son and patient representative
Location: Bristol University Hospitals NHS Trust / St George’s Hospital, South Thames Regional Genomic Medicine Centre / Weston Area community health team.

@NHS Curator Abbie BrooksAbigail Brooks
3/07/17 to 7/06/17

Twitter Handle: @abbiesbrooks
Job title: GP
Location: Priory Medical Group, York (Vale of York CCG)

@NHS Curator Louise RobertsonLouise Robertson
26/06/17 to 30/06/17

Twitter Handle: @louisedietitian
Job title: Specialist Dietitian in Inherited Metabolic Disorders (Adults)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Nick SouthornNick Southorn, @NHS curator
19/06/17 to 23/06/17

Job title: Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Location: Derbyshire Community Health Service


Jodie PowellJodie Powell, @NHS curator
17/04/17 to 21/04/17

Twitter: @jodieleepowell
Job title: Senior Nurse
Location: University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Heidi ReynoldsHeidi Reynolds, @NHS curator
10/04/17 to 14/04/17

Condition: Parkinson’s disease
Location: Treliske (Royal Cornwall Hospital)

Mark StylesMark Styles, @NHS curator
27/03/17 to 31/03/17

Twitter: @MarkrStyles
Condition: Kennedy’s Disease (Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy)

Hannah RobinsonHannah Robinson, @NHS curator
27/03/17 to 31/03/17

Twitter: @DrHKRobinson
Job title: Trainee Clinical Scientist
Location: North East Thames Regional Genetics Laboratory

Irenie EkkeshisIrenie Ekkeshis, @NHS curator
20/03/17 to 24/03/17

Twitter: @reenwilson
Condition: Patient Leader, with lived experience of corneal disease
Location: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah MaymanSarah Mayman, @NHS curator
13/03/17 to 17/03/17

Twitter: @smayman
Condition: High risk neuroblastoma / PTSD and depression
Location: Leeds General Infirmary and Great Ormond Street

Esther BeadleShafi Ahmed, @NHS curator
06/03/17 to 10/03/17

Twitter: @estherbeadle
Condition: Borderline Personality Disorder
Location: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Shafi AhmedShafi Ahmed, @NHS curator
27/02/17 to 03/03/17

Twitter: @shafiahmed5
Job title: Consultant laparoscopic colorectal surgeon
Location: Royal London Hospital

Dan MagnusDan Magnus, @NHS curator
20/02/17 to 24/02/17

Twitter: @drdanmagnus
Job title: Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Location: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Leanne WalkerLeanne Walker, @NHS curator
13/02/17 to 17/02/17

Twitter: @LeanneWallker
Job title: Expert By Experience / Young Person Consultant
Location: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (CAMHS)

Yvonne NewboldYvonne Newbold, @NHS curator
06/02/17 to 10/02/17

Twitter: @YvonneNewbold
Job title: Author, trainer and public speaker
Location: Royal Marsden (among others)

Sally MargerisonSally Margerison, @NHS curator
30/01/17 to 03/02/17

Twitter: @rosetintedlass
Job title: Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse
Place of work: Harrogate & District Foundation NHS Trust

Amy OverendBob Swindell, @NHS curator
23/01/17 to 27/01/17

Twitter: @amyoverend
Job title: Neonatal Intensive Care Sister
Place of work: Kings College Hospital, London

Talac Mahmud, GPTalac Mahmud, @NHS curator
16/01/17 to 20/01/17

Twitter: @Talac8
Job title:
 General Practitioner
Place of work: Firstcare Practice, Hounslow

Bob Swindell, patientBob Swindell, @NHS curator
09/01/17 to 13/01/17

Twitter: @fractis
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes
Place of treatment: North London

Amy Farmer, Healthcare Play SpecialistAmy Farmer
02/01/17 to 06/01/17

Twitter: @BSUHplayteam
Job title:
Healthcare Play Specialist
Place of work: The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

Roxanne Williams, PICU Staff NurseRoxanne Williams
25/12/16 to 30/12/16

Twitter: @mzroxiie
Job title: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse
Place of work: Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Jenny Clarke, MidwifeJenny Clarke
19/12/16 to 23/12/16

Twitter: @JennytheM
Job title: Core Clinical Midwife
Place of work: Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Angela McPhee, O.D.PAngela McPhee
12/12/16 to 16/12/16

Twitter: @ODP_McPhee
Job title: Operating Department Practitioner
Place of work: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Mike Hughes, Surgical RegistrarMike Hughes
05/12/16 to 09/12/16

Twitter: @mrmike7151573
Job title: Surgical Registrar
Place of work: York Hospital

Amy Frounks, patientCraig Leathard: thumbnail photo
21/11/16 to 25/11/16

Twitter: @AmyFrounks
Condition: Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Place of treatment: Musgrove Park Hospital  & Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craig Leathard, charge nurseCraig Leathard: thumbnail photo
21/11/16 to 25/11/16

Twitter: @Lethalleathard
Job title: Charge Nurse
Place of work: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Charlotte Austin, patientCharlotte Austin
14/11/16 to 18/11/16

Twitter: @_CharlotteLA_
Condition: Type 1 Diabetes
Place of treatment: Oxford

Fleur-Michelle Coiffait, PsychologistFleur-Michelle
07/11/16 to 11/11/16

Job title: Senior Clinical Psychologist
Place of work: Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Natasha Coates, patientNatasha Coates
31/10/16 to 04/11/16

Twitter: @NatashaCoatesGB
Condition: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Place of treatment: Warrington

Dan Smith, Consultant ParamedicRichard Orchard
24/10/16 to 28/10/16

Twitter: @NWAmb_Dan
Job title: Consultant Paramedic
Place of work: North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)

Richard Orchard, patientRichard Orchard
17/10/16 to 21/10/16

Twitter: @Richard_Orchard
Condition: Cancer, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Place of treatment: Queen’s Hospital, Romford