I am excited to introduce our new registered general nurse, Amy McCormick RGN, to the role of nurse care manage at Liberty. Our ethos is to redefine private home care and so her role will be to support and provide enhanced care services for all our clients and to bridge the gap between care and nursing, and to train and help our care teams with their continuing professional development enabling them to go beyond general social care to provide enhanced care to a wide range of clients. For example, with complex care, care for specific conditions such as strokes and Parkinson’s or in helping clients to manage diabetes by administering insulin for them when they cannot manage it themselves.

Having a background in general nursing, urgent care services and telephone triage for the 111 service and having been a community nurse makes Amy the ideal choice for this innovative role. Social care is stuck in traditional modes of providing care, and so we wanted to disrupt the norm by pushing back against an old and outdated model of care provision, and having a full time registered nurse supports our ethos.

Amy trained locally at Bournemouth University and recently worked in elderly residential care implementing changes around Care Quality Commission standards.

Amy said ‘Having worked closely with multi disciplinary teams and GP’s I understand the issues people have when they need or have care. One of the biggest problems is around clients accessing the services they need when they need them, and that is exactly what we do, bridging the gap between care and nursing. Going beyond traditional models of care means we can provide an enhanced service to our clients and their family especially when they often have busy lives themselves or live to far away. Its an exciting opportunity to work for a company that wants to actively challenge outdated models focusing on the clients and their needs.