Alison Heywood

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Alison Heywood

Trustee

Alison Heywood - trustee

I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years, initially training and working as a nurse, then retraining as an Orthoptist. I am currently Head of Orthoptics at Milton Keynes University Hospital where I am responsible for clinical staff management, service provision and strategic development. I’m also a qualified clinical tutor, teaching and lecturing to medical students and other health care professionals.   Through my work I have experience of incorporating competency frameworks and clinical outcome measures into the provision of clinical services that meet national guidelines and NICE standards. I am responsible for the development and review of clinical protocols, guidelines and patient information resources and understand the importance of clinical governance.   I was diagnosed with MS in 1990 and have benefitted greatly from membership of The Centre over the past three years, crediting physiotherapy with helping me to continue with my job. I am very happy to use my professional experience to help The Centre as a Trustee and a member of the Clinical Governance Committee, assisting the Therapies Team in developing a robust clinical governance structure.

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