Amanda qualified as a mental health nurse in 1993 and spent much of her early clinical career in adult acute mental health in both inpatient and community services. She has held a number of nursing leadership positions within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and has led a number of organisational wide improvement programmes. She has an extensive academic background, completing the prestigious Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship, and an MSc in Leadership and Healthcare Improvement at London Southbank University, and is also a trained Improvement Advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
She joined Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust as Chief Nurse in 2018 and helped lead BEH from Requires Improvement to Good at their 2019 and 2021 CQC inspection. In addition to her role in BEH Amanda was appointed as the Interim Chief Nurse at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in January 2022. Amanda is a strong advocate of Quality Improvement and has used this to measurably drive up quality of care. After starting her own career as a Healthcare Assistant, Amanda strongly supports a career development programme for every member of staff to enable them to reach their full potential across both Trusts.