Meet the Team

Dr Martin Seed – Occupational Health Physician


Jean Curley – Clinical Nurse Lead Workplace Health and Wellbeing
RGN, Occupational Health (OH) Practice Nurse, PG Dip OH Nursing

Jean qualified as a general nurse in 1986 here at Bolton.  In 1988, she spent 12 years in London working in the private sector, specialising in occupational health nursing. She gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, at the Robens Institute, University of Surrey in 2000.

Jean returned to the Royal Bolton Hospital in 2001, where she worked in the Accident and Emergency Department for four years to update her clinical skills, before joining the workplace health and wellbeing team in 2004.

In 2010, she was appointed as Clinical Nurse Lead. Jean has a special interest in reducing blood borne virus exposure incidents.

Contact Details: Tel 01204 390607 Int Ext 5607

 

Carol Monaghan – Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) – Mental Wellbeing Manager

In 1982, Carol qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse at Barking and Havering School of Nursing. After setting up Dane Garth Mental Health Day Unit in Cumbria, she then moved to Ormskirk Day Unit, where her role mainly involved facilitating groups and one-to-one work.

In 2002, Carol worked with a small team of mental health staff to set up a Primary Care Mental Health service in Sefton. Again, her main role was to facilitate groups, such as ‘Coping with Depression’, ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ and ‘Assertion’, as well as completing mental health assessments and providing one-to-one brief intervention.

Carol has worked in the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Department at the Royal Bolton Hospital since 2010. Her role includes: facilitating the mental wellbeing drop-in clinic, completing mental health assessments and offering short term interventions, which are mainly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focused. She also offers training to staff on managing mental health in the workplace, including the Workplace Stress policy. Her role also involves promoting wellbeing, which includes the development of staff health clinics, which are offered to all staff working for the Trust.

 

Angela Alcroft – Occupational Health Advisor
RGN, Dip HE Community Health, Occupational Health Nursing

Angela qualified as a registered general nurse in 1986, completing her training at Bolton School of Nursing.  She worked as a staff nurse on a medical ward at Bolton General Hospital and the Adult Leukemia Unit at Christie Hospital, returning to medical and surgical wards at Bolton Royal Infirmary and the General before taking up post as a sister in Workplace Health and Wellbeing in 1992.

She obtained her Occupational Health Diploma at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 and has continued to undertake further training in occupational health subjects since then.

 

Anna Heaton – Occupational Health Nurse

Anna qualified as a registered general nurse in 1987, after completing her training at North Manchester General Hospital. She worked there as a staff nurse for 18 months. She qualified as a midwife in 1990 and shortly afterwards, she returned to adult nursing. Anna has worked in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Royal Bolton Hospital for 16 years, as both a shift coordinator and as an emergency nurse practitioner. During this time, she studied for her Diploma in Adult Nursing at Salford University.

Anna then moved to Urgent Care Services in 2006, where she worked as a ward sister on a busy assessment unit. She now works as an occupational health nurse in the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Department at the Royal Bolton Hospital. Her duties include: immunisations and vaccinations, blood borne virus management, pre-employment screening, venepuncture and advising on general health and wellbeing conditions in the workplace.

 

Megan Blissett – Mental Health Practitioner

Megan completed her psychology degree at Lancaster University in 2009. She then went on to work as a primary care mental health worker for Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust, which also involved completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health Practice.

Megan has worked as a mental health practitioner in the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Department at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust since August 2011. Her role includes promoting positive mental wellbeing, conducting mental health assessments, facilitating the mental wellbeing drop-in clinic, service development and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based one-to-one work. She is currently working towards completing a Masters in Workplace Health and Wellbeing through Nottingham University.

 

Ann Whitley – Occupational Health Nurse

Ann started her career as a cadet nurse in 1973 at Bolton and District General Hospital on a two year course working on a variety of wards and departments. She qualified as a state registered nurse in 1978 at Bolton School of Nursing and her first post was on the Coronary Care Unit at Bolton.

Ann spent seven years as an industrial nurse for National Vulcan Engineering Insurance Group based in Manchester with an establishment of over 500 technical and clerical staff.  She was responsible for the health and welfare of the workforce and advised on various working policies and statutory legislation. She gained valuable insight into working processes that the company developed to improve efficiency. Ann was also an active member of the Greater Manchester Group of Occupational Health Nurses.

Ann joined the Accident and Emergency Department at Bolton and worked as an emergency nurse for the next 15 years. In 2001 she became an emergency nurse practitioner and remained in this post for the next five years.

In 2006 Ann joined the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Department at Bolton transferring her emergency nurse skills into her current role to promote a more customer focused service, introducing processes to meet the high demands of an NHS unit.  Ann uses lean methodology from which Bolton Improving Care Systems are based, to deliver an efficient cost effective immunisation and pre-employment programme. Ann completed the National Performance Advisory Group course in 2009 studying various occupational health disciplines.

 

Kusum Parmar – Receptionist/Administrator

Kusum joined the NHS in 2004 and gained valuable experience in several departments before joining the workplace health and wellbeing team in 2006. She provides general administrative support to the medical and nursing team and also has growing responsibility for clinical administration. Kusum constantly evaluates her duties in order to achieve an efficient, smooth running service. 

The basis of her role includes:

  • Processing management referrals within agreed timeframes
  • Responding to day-to-day telephone and face to face enquiries
  • Processing Consultant Occupational Health Physician’s medical reports
  • Managing the departments electronic appointment system and diary
  • Preparatory work on pre-employment questionnaires, physio referrals, and inputting immunisation details
  • Collection of data for clinical audits
  • Processing invoices in a timely manner 

Kusum is the first point of contact for all general enquiries from managers, all grades of staff and the general public and aims to provide a warm, friendly and efficient reception to all.