Though only qualifying as a registered nurse in 2008, Rebecca has worked in health and social care all of her career, over 30 years. She has worked with older people, people living with dementia and people at the end of life, in care homes, residential settings and day services, completing various NVQs and supporting staff as an NVQ assessor.
As a nurse Rebecca has predominantly specialised in caring for people in community settings, seeing her achieve the title of Queen's Nurse. Much of her work has centred around palliative and end of life care, as a District Nurse, completing her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Specialist Community practice and from there, working with community primary care and palliative care and end of life care, as an advance care planning nurse, community palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist, and end of life educator, in the NHS and charity sector.
Most recently, she combined her Lead Specialist Palliative Care nurse and palliative and end of life education roles, supporting 3 specialist inpatient teams, a team in primary care and leading end of life care education throughout an NHS health board, seeing her achieve a Leadership and Management Qualification and completing a Master of Science in Professional Practice during this time, focused on education, palliative and end of life care and leading change. Her passion for sharing her knowledge and experience, with the aim of supporting the provision of contemporary palliative and end of life care and support for all, led her to join St Peter's as the Lead Educator.