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Max Oosman

Max Oosman

Community Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

I am on my 51st year as a Nurse in the NHS. I came from Mauritius in 1972 to study Nursing. I had to adjust to the environment, language, food and culture. I did not have the confidence to challenge different views, perceptions and stereotype. I do identify myself as the windrush generation. I eventually flourish and thrive in at times a very unforgiving and challenging NHS. I was successful and promoted to Deputy Director of Nursing, Quality Manager, Modern Matron, Clinical Lead and Charge Nurse.
I am a Specialist Advisor Mental Health for the CQC and conduct regular inspections of services. I am a member of Q Community which is lead by the Health Foundation and funded by NHS England. I am a Change agent form the NHS Horizons. I am passionate about EDI and Nursing. I was given a plaque by my trade union Royal College of Nursing in October 2020 for my outstanding contribution to the EDI agenda in the North West of England. I am a staff Governor for Nursing. Promoting Nursing and committed to bridge the gender gap. I am an Ambassador for NHS England Next Generation of Nurses. I am also passionate about Dementia Care and is a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer's Society. I am currently working in the Memory service for East Lancashire. I am 70 years of age and I am hoping to revalidate this year and complete the Nurse prescribing Course if the opportunity arise. I believe in continuous learning and improvement.

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