Meet the Team

Mike Dickinson

Mike Dickinson

Simulation and Skills Manager
RGN, Dip.IMC (RCS Edinburgh)

Mike has worked in pre and post graduate education for the past 18 years. He comes from an emergency medicine background - working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner with an Independent Non-medical prescribing qualification, he still actively works in the pre hospital arena of operations. He holds instructor status in many Advanced Life Support style courses and is a regional representative for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinbur​gh -  Faculty of Pre Hospital Care. He has published papers in national and international journals as well as co authoring a book around SBME. He has a keen interest in program development and design.

E-mail: Mike.Dickinson@nhs.net

Tel: 01253 955669    Ext: 55669

Clare Lloyd-Walden

Clare Lloyd-Walden

Clinical Skills Facilitator - Undergraduate Lead
RGN, Certificate in Education, Honorary Clinical Tutor Liverpool University, ALS Instructor

Clare has worked in Medical Education for 12 years. As a Registered General Nurse, she has worked in Acute Medicine as a Practice Development Sister and a Ward Sister here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and in several other Trusts. Clare holds instructor status for the ALS course and has an interest in Human Factors and Communication skills. Clare leads the undergraduate activities with regard to clinical skills and simulation, and leads LOCAS and Formative OSCE's which are both held in the Trust. She is also the lead for the First Aid courses run here at the Trust.​

E-mail: clare.lloyd-walden@nhs.net

Tel: 01253 955671     Ext: 55671

Mark Hatch

Mark Hatch

Clinical Skills Facilitator - Simulation Lead
RN (Adult), BSc (Hons) Professional Practice, ALS provider

Mark joined the team as Simulation Lead and has worked, with a background in Anaesthetics, Scrub and Post-Anaesthetic Care in Theatres for 19 years, and has worked for the Trust since 2005.  He has worked as a Clinical Mentor, Team Lead, and as part of the Theatre Practice Development Team since 2013, supporting the multidisciplinary theatre team.  He has a keen interest in working with clinical teams to develop the role of Human Factors and Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning across the Trust with the focus on patient and staff safety.

E-mail: Mark.Hatch@nhs.net

Tel: 01253 956891   Ext: 56891

Anne-Marie Walker

Anne-Marie Walker

Clinical Tutor
RGN, Honorary Clinical Tutor Liverpool University. ALS Provider 

Anne-Marie has worked for the trust for 20 years. As a registered general nurse with a background in ED and AMU, both here in the UK and New Zealand. Anne-Marie is responsible for the post graduate FY1 and FY2 clinical skill and teaching programme, including various modalities of teaching.  She delivers teaching on the Rolling Programme and facilitates delivery of S​imulation.

E-mail: Anne-Marie.Walker@nhs.net

Tel: 01253 956898    Ext: 56898

Neil Berrigan

Neil Berrigan

Clinical Skills Facilitator - Rolling Programme Lead
RGN (Adult) ALS Provider. Currently working towards a Certificate in Education

Neil qualified as a registered Adult Nurse in 2001. After gaining Cardiac experience at Salford Royal Hospital Neil moved to Blackpool and worked across both the unscheduled and scheduled care divisions. Neil worked in Cardiac Theatres for 12 years as a scrub nurse also providing support as a clinical mentor, team lead and as an active member of the Practice Development team. He delivers teaching on the Rolling Programme and facilitates on all Simulation programmes, enhancing patients safety, providing up to date evidence based teaching & simulation.

Email: neil.berrigan@nhs.net

Tel:  01253 955202   Ext: 55202

Melissa Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell

Clinical Skills Facilitator - Rolling Programme and Physician Associate Co-ordinator
RGN (Adult)​ ILS Provider. Currently working towards the Award in Education and Training.

Melissa is the newest member of the team. Melissa has worked for the trust for 9 years and qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse in 2016. Melissa has a background in Cardiothoracic Ward Care, Cardiac Theatres and also Cardiovascular Research before joining the team. Melissa facilitates on the Rolling Programme and assists in delivering Simulation sessions. Melissa also helps co-ordinate the Physician Associate students and Preceptorship Programme.​

Email:melissa.mitchell@nhs.net     

Tel: 01253 952326  Ext: 52326

Carol Park

Carol Park

Practice Development Midwife - Medical Education
RGN, Dip Mid, BSC in Health Studies with Hons in Midwifery, Honorary Clinical Tutor Liverpool University

Carol has been a Midwife in Blackpool for 29 years, having previously qualified as an RGN in Manchester. She has worked in all areas of the women's unit, however her forte is Delivery Suite. Carol joined the Medical Education Team in 2013 and organises the medical students' timetable during their placements on Obstetric and Gynaecology. Carol works with the medical students clinically and also delivers a number of teaching sessions and delivers in case based learning.

Email: carol.park3@nhs.net

Tel: 01253 956100 Ext: 56100

Carly McDonough

Carly McDonough

Receptionist and PA

Carly is responsible for general administration around courses and room bookings. She has significant organisational skills and is the primary point of contact if you want to book / enquire about any room availability or any courses that have been booked.

 Email:  carly-marie.mcdonough@nhs.net  

Tel: 01253 955668   Ext: 55668