WMGMC Nurse Manager

Rachel trained as a general nurse at St. Bartholomew’s in the early 80’s, moving to Birmingham in 1988. After working in theatres and neurology, she moved into neurology research in 1992. Throughout her time at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Rachel has been involved in many pharmaceutical and academic trials.

Due to her experiences in research, Rachel has been involved in creating Research Nurse Competencies at UHB. These have been reviewed, adapted and adopted by the Royal College of Nursing. Rachel has also worked for the Research & Development department at UHBFT for two years in an auditing capacity for locally sponsored trials across all disciplines, including pharmaceutical QA audits and two Trust MHRA audits.

Rachel spent 2 years as the nurse manager in a job share on the Clinical Research Facility at UHB until March 2010, and was then the Lead Research Nurse Manager from April 2010 to Dec 2013. She was then seconded into the business manager’s post within the R&D dept.

Most recently, Rachel has become the clinical nurse manager for the 100,000 Genomes Project at UHB.