Job Title: Independent OH Practitioner
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), RGN, DipOHN, CMIOSH
A Bart’s Nurse, Elisabeth was as an A&E sister before moving into Occupational Health to work as the “store sister” at Debenhams, Oxford Street. Post family, she continued her OH career in the NHS, call centres and the utilities industry. She recently retired from her post as Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Surrey & Sussex Police, whom she joined in 2007. During her time with the police, Elisabeth as a member of the HR senior management team at Surrey Police cultivated a more positive perception of OH as a proactive, business-focused department, encouraging strong links between performance, attendance, wellbeing and health. She managed the successful collaboration of occupational health services with Sussex Police and Fire service. Elisabeth also has a keen interest in post-trauma support in the police service and has spoken at professional conferences in Bologna and London on this subject. She is past chair of the national occupational health nurse advisers to the police service (OHNAPS) and actively contributes to the growing national agenda around wellbeing in blue light services.