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Sarah Taylor-Williams and Caroline Summers developed Advanced Community Healthcare to fill the gap for quality homecare in Huddersfield.

Sarah Taylor-Williams started nursing in 1998. On successful qualification, she went to work within an adult Intensive Care and Surgical High Dependency Unit. She worked here for 6 years and gained a vast amount of clinical skills and knowledge based around Critical Care and General Nursing.

Sarah also had a keen interest in community care, and in 2006 gained a BSc Hons in Public Health. She worked with children and families from varying social backgrounds as a Health Visitor. In 2008, Sarah was successful in her application for the role of a Community Matron within Kirklees. This involved caring for patients with long term conditions and multiple complex health needs within their own homes. The ultimate aim of this role, was to assist patients to remain stable and safe within their own homes.

Alongside this challenging role, Sarah gained a Post Graduate Certificate in the Community Matron role, and then onto a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Assessment, gaining full prescribing rights. This allows Sarah to practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and assess, diagnose and prescribe within GP practices/walk-in centres, for children and adults from birth onwards.

Sarah's passion for quality care and commitment to nursing is the basis on which she jointly developed Advanced Community Healthcare with fellow Matron and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Caroline Summers.

Caroline Summers qualified as a registered general nurse in 1994 at Dewsbury District Hospital. Her nursing career started at The Boothroyd Day Centre in Dewsbury where she gained a Diploma in Oncology. To consolidate her qualification she moved to Cookridge Hospital in Leeds and spent 4 years looking after patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pain and symptom control and end of life care.

During this period of time she gained a Degree in Healthcare Studies which incorporated a palliative care pathway. In 2000 Caroline moved to Holme Valley Memorial Hospital where she worked for 10 years caring for predominantly the older person within a community based setting.

As Ward manager she was responsible for the day to day running of the ward and the management of both patients and staff.

In 2010 she developed her clinical skills further to Advanced Nurse Practitioner status alongside a full prescribing qualification. For the last year she has worked as a Community Matron looking after patients in their own home who have a long term condition.

Caroline's passion is to deliver a high standard of quality care built upon her nursing and personal experiences. Providing a service built upon strong values of nursing and a desire to care for others are two of the many qualities she aims to bring to the Organisation.

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