Gina King RGN DN BSc PGCHE Dip (Coaching)

Gina King RGN DN BSc PGCHE Dip (Coaching)

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Gina has worked in healthcare as a trained nurse for over 37 years predominately in palliative and end of life  care. After she trained as a district nurse, she has had roles in specialist palliative care in different care settings, from developing a hospital service and working for hospices such as Princess Alice, Weybridge, and Prospect Hospice in Swindon. Here she was seconded to manage the gold standard framework rollout and job-share the SHA end of life role across Avon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Gina left Prospect Hospice to work for Gloucestershire CCG to become a county-wide end of life lead and then a commissioner. She has led various regional quality improvement end of life projects, working alongside the national team in NHSE/I. She was the end of life lead for two NHS England regions, south west and Thames Valley, where she focused on improving coordination and communication at the end of life and has been widely involved in education supporting Human Rights and the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Gina is known for her development of an end of life training resource end of life board game “Circle of Life” which has been used to improve practitioners understanding of advance care planning and skills in communication as well a human rights card game.

Gina has now added to her skill set by becoming a wellbeing coach, alongside being an independent trainer and consultant in end of life care and Mental Capacity Act. She also supports Oxford Brookes University in their adult nursing interviews and has recently been appointed as a health connect coach for Torbay and south Devon.

She is also a reflexologist, which provides her an opportunity of helping individuals on a personal level. She has also contributed to the “A textbook of Community Nursing” with a chapter on end of life called “Providing quality care at the end of life” and jointly written an advance care planning chapter with Claire Henry MBE for an international book due for release this year.

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