Amy Overend, Neonatal Intensive Care Sister

Amy Overend@NHS from 23/01/17 to 27/01/17

Twitter: @amyoverend

Job title: Neonatal Intensive Care Specialist Sister

Place of work: Kings College Hospital, London

I am a 27 year old Neonatal Intensive Care Sister at Kings College Hospital in London. I have been nursing for 7 years and have spent time in both Adult and Neonatal Intensive care.

I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and moved to London back in 2010 to work at The Royal Marsden Hospitals Critical Care Unit. After 3 amazing years there, working with critically Ill cancer patients, I took a leap and changed my nursing career direction.

I have worked in neonates for nearly 4 years now, and have completed 3 postgraduate modules to become a Neonatal Intensive Care specialist nurse. Our unit is one of the major level 3 referral centres for many different medical and surgical specialties for Neonates.

Working in neonates can be both inspiring and heart breaking all in the same day, and we face a very unique challenge when looking after our patients. The strength and resilience of both our patients and their families is utterly incredible, and I am so privileged to be a part of their amazing stories.

As well as working for the NHS, I do lots of volunteering work for CRISIS the homeless charity. I not only volunteer as a nurse during their crisis at Christmas events, but I also go into schools, colleges and universities to teach people about what crisis do as a charity.