After 15 years of delivering outstanding training for budding early years carers, we are expanding into clinical healthcare apprenticeships to train up the next generation of health workers, nurses and assistant practitioners!
Meet Tim Crossfield, our newest Clinical Care Training Officer. With a career spanning almost 40 years in nursing, lecturing, and academic writing, Tim will be heading up our first steps into the world of clinical training.
Tim says: “I am so pleased that I have started a new position as Training Officer with this forward-thinking and growing organisation and I am excited to be a part of this new venture.”
He has recruited healthcare professionals in Japan and Taiwan as well as the UK, and worked in fields as diverse as mental health, general nursing and nurse training. Now, Tim is using his lecturing experience to educate tomorrow’s clinical healthcare workers.
In the past, Tim has published more than 10 papers in academic and professional journals and is looking to do more in the future. He has been training nurses since 1986 as a clinical teacher, nurse tutor, and university lecturer. He has just completed his Internal Quality Assurance Award to add to an impressive portfolio of qualifications in nursing and teaching.
Although he has a plethora of personal accolades, Tim says his proudest achievement was seeing one of his students from a disadvantaged background walk up on stage to collect her degree.
Tim is enjoying working with a ‘friendly, approachable, and supportive’ team at an Ofsted Outstanding training provider. When asked why it’s important to provide clinical training, Tim pointed to the skills drain in the NHS due to the exodus of nurses, and believes that healthcare assistants will be asked to do more and more in the future, and therefore they must be equipped with top-drawer training.
In his free time, Tim has a whole host of hobbies from astronomy to photography, and even plays guitar…badly, but he can strum a few chords! Most of all, Tim enjoys going away in his old VW campervan with his 9-year-old son.