Nurse Consultant, Digital and Acute Care,
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Rachel is a Nurse Consultant for Digital & Acute Care at Airedale NHSFT. She qualified in Leeds and spent a year staffing on the Observation Ward before moving to the Intensive Care Unit where she worked as a senior sister in critical care and practice development. In December 2000, she moved to Airedale and in 2011, the Trust opened their Digital Care Hub to support patients remotely 24/7 with long term conditions in their own home. The hub now covers over 400 residential and nursing homes across the country, supporting 18,000 patients including those at the end of life with the Gold Line and also delivers a remote GP triage service. Rachel is also the clinical lead for the Airedale & Partners vanguard program, working with East Lancashire CCG on the Enhanced Health in Care Homes work stream.