Rachel OsborneI have been a nurse for 30 years and my background is in midwifery and school nursing. I currently work over two Trusts as a Specialist Nurse for children and young people in care and a Continence Nurse for Paediatrics. These are both very rewarding posts as I work every day with children and young people assessing their health needs and engaging them and their families/carers in a treatment plan they feel able to manage.

I refer to the work of ERIC when planning a child’s care, this helps to underpin my continence advice and also supports the young person and the family following our contact. I have completed ERIC’s Train the Trainer course which was invaluable. As a continence team we provide training to the 0-19 service, local schools and are hoping to extend it to local GPs to improve knowledge, reduce any stigma around continence and improve outcomes.

I love spending time with my family and long walks with the dog. I am a new beekeeper and spend increasing amounts of time in hive husbandry and tending to my bees.