I am a nurse, midwife and health visitor, passionate about outcomes for children and families and reducing health inequalities. I have expertise in the delivery of projects that met the needs of vulnerable/socially excluded groups including pregnant women with HIV, pregnant teenagers and teenage parents, families of children subject to child protection plans. My most recent role was as a nurse leader of an integrated health and well being service for young people in a deprived London borough. I am a regular columnist in numerous national healthcare journals, a guest lecturer at several universities and speaker at conferences. I am the author of Tune In To Your Baby: Because Babies Don’t Come with an Instruction Manual. I am a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of The Institute of Health Visiting, Fellow of The Royal College of Nursing. I was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List for services to Community Nursing, Children and Families.
Media coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has repeatedly confirmed the disproportionate representation in both exposure to and death from Covid-19 among Black, Asian and...