Gill Early

Gill started her career in a Croydon nursing home at the age of 16 years old. She trained as a nurse, graduating as a Registered General Nurse in 1986.

Gill started her professional career in elderly care, going onto undertake her District Nurse Training at Surrey University and graduating in 1991. During this period Gill set up, taught and published a teaching programme aimed at empowering social care workers to transition into health care workers. Gill started at St Christopher’s Hospice in 1994 and she worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Home Care Team for 20 years, during this time she continued to develop her interest in teaching supporting care homes and district nurses. In 2009 she qualified as a non-medical nurse prescriber.

Gill worked within the Care Home Project Team as a Practice Development CNS, supporting settings in Bromley and Croydon. Gill has taught and facilitated both the Gold Standards Framework and Steps to Success programme over the last few years.

In 2018 she become the ECHO Lead for St Christopher’s Hospice, setting up and facilitating ECHO Communities across all care homes in Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark. Presently, Gill is a Senior Associate with St Christopher’s CARE. The focus of her work is with care homes, facilitating Communities of Practice, lecturing and leading the Steps to Success programme.

Gill Early
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