Meet The North West Team

Annabella Gloster, Regional Faculty Lead for Advancing Practice

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Annabella is the faculty lead and is a registered nurse with experience of working as a senior nurse and nurse practitioner in emergency care prior to moving to the higher education sector where she was a senior lecturer and programme lead for advanced clinical practice programmes. Annabella has collaborated at regional, national and international level in this area, having been past chair of the Association for Advanced Practice Educators (AAPE UK) and was involved at national level on several other HEE ACP workstreams.

As the regional faculty lead for advancing practice; Annabella leads the faculty in promoting advanced practitioners as part of workforce solutions that support service changes, working with stakeholders to identify needs, commissioning high-quality education and training, and coordinating advanced practice across the north west.

Nick Worth, Regional Supervision and Assessments Lead for Advancing Practice

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Nick is the supervision and assessment lead and is a physiotherapist with experience in professional football nationally and internationally and has worked as national lead clinician and expert witness. Nick has taught on specialist musculoskeletal and independent prescribing courses and has been a national lead clinician for a large physiotherapy provider, supporting the clinical development of around 230 physiotherapists, winning two national awards.

As the supervision and assessment lead; Nick will focus on the improvement of learner supervision, assessment and experience, and ensuring effective educational outcomes. Nick will focus on whole workforce transformation and developing multi-professional links as well as innovative ways of curriculum delivery and workforce well-being strategies.

Debra Allcock, Project Manager for Advancing Practice

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Debra is the project manager for the faculty for advancing practice, supporting the regional faculty lead to ensure successful implementation of the advancing practice portfolio at regional and sub-regional level. Having extensive experience in programme and project management, stakeholder management, co-production and change management, Debra has led and delivered on Macmillan Cancer Support projects and work transforming the healthcare system relating to chronic oedema / lymphoedema.  

As the regional project manager for advancing practice; Debra will be providing comprehensive project management, overseeing the delivery of the identified workstreams against the regional delivery plan. She will be closely working with key internal and external stakeholders for successful implementation of the national agenda for advanced practice.

Catherine Gregg, Project Support Officer

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Catherine joined the team in August 2021 and supports the delivery and implementation of the faculty’s objectives, its projects & initiatives and ensuring the faculty runs smoothly. 

Previously, Catherine worked as a Paralegal in a finance litigation team where she obtained a certificate in high education for legal studies. However, it became apparent that this career path was no longer the route she wished to pursue. Catherine is currently undertaking an APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Liam Hagerty, Administrative Support

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Liam joined the team in July 2021 as the administrative support for the team. He is responsible for administrative duties and ensuring the faculty operates smoothly. Liam graduated from Liverpool Hope University in 2018, studying Human Biology and Sociology. He went on to find employment with Bradford District Care Trust where he worked as an administrator for various community services, such as the podiatry and palliative services. Seeing how these services work, and hearing first-hand how patients are affected by them, led to his drive to improve the patient journey. During the pandemic, Liam moved from Bradford to Manchester, where he was able to find a new challenge in his new employment by Health Education England.