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Thomas John MA (Professional Practice)

PhD Student and Inpatient Quality & Development Lead, Kent & Medway NHS



I currently lead a multidisciplinary team to provide safe, effective and efficient care and enhance professional development of inpatient nurses. My expertise and interest lies in service user involvement in acute inpatient practice and my PhD research focuses on user involvement within the acute mental health care pathway.

A Registered Physical and Mental Health Nurse since 1997 I have worked in various areas of practice such as orthopaedics, surgery and emergency medicine. I have been working in Mental Health for the last 13 years in various capacities as staff nurse, charge nurse and team leader. My current role is Ward manager.

Career History
Pushpagiri Medical College, Kerala, India (1997 to 1999)
Raphael Medical Centre, Hildenborough, Kent, UK (2001 to 2003)
Kent & Medway NHS AND Social care Partnership Trust (2003 – to date)

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, India)
BSc (Honors) in Health & social care (Canterbury Crist Church University)
M.A in Professional Practice (University of Greenwich)

Memberships and professional bodies
Nursing & Midwifery Council

Positive Practice Award by Mental Health Collaborative in 2014.

Conferences and papers:
Student Nurses conference at Canterbury Christ Church 2014
Nurses conference at Kent & Medway NHS - 2014 

“Recovery Clinics” to promote service user involvement in care.

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