In 2004 Helen qualified as an RGN in her home County of Cornwall. She worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospital as a surgical nurse on the vascular ward and the surgical admissions unit.
From 2007 – 2012, Helen worked with Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Team running a successful HCV treatment service in primary care offering treatment and support to a community that can feel isolated, marginalised and socially excluded. In 2012 she joined Addaction in a new developing role ensuring best practice, enhancing awareness, BBV screening and developing a robust vaccination programme. Helen currently leads on BBV services across Cornwall and Devon. In addition she is a non-medical prescriber.
In 2014, Helen was presented with a ‘highly commended’ certificate on behalf of the team for ‘best treatment pathway initiative group’ for the Quality in Care Hepatitis C awards. This year Helen was awarded the Queens’ Nurse Title for recognition for her work in the community.