Tracy Reed – Clinical

My current role as Education Facilitator for End of Life Care for the Trust is based in West Essex and enables me to work alongside the integrated teams and participate in all aspects of community work. I qualified in 1987 having started my career in the NHS in 1981. During my career I have worked across many care settings and therefore gained a varied experience as a nurse. I have worked for the past thirteen years in the community which has enabled me to see care move closer to home and the challenges facing nursing staff to deliver care in often complex settings. I enjoy a challenge and feel I bring a broad and varied knowledge of services and issues to represent the community nurses. This will enable nursing and midwifery staff to have a voice in setting strategic direction with the aim to provide the best possible care for the communities we serve.

In 2009 I received a Staff Star achievement award for improving patient care for people receiving end of life care, in 2010 I had my research published in the Nursing Times and in 2012 was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. It is my belief that the opportunity to serve as a Governor allows me to share my skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure we provide quality care and services to the populations across Bedfordshire, Luton, Essex and Suffolk. In an ever-changing NHS, we must remain a high performing, high quality service provider and I believe my experience will enable me to represent the voice of the nurses in the community.