RN, Nurse Prescriber
- Sexual Health
- Shared clinical responsibility at The Birmingham LGBT Centre
- Key part in the PrEP IMPACT Trial
Since childhood Aaron wanted to be a nurse, this is evident when you meet him. As a teenager he would volunteer to spend time talking with the elderly in care homes, with the homeless at a local shelter and spent time looking after his late Grandmother, Mary.
Inspired by the confidence of others at the care home, Aaron decided to begin his Nurse training at the University of Central England in Birmingham. This is where he developed a keen and passionate interest in Sexual Health and HIV.
However, before committing to this interest, he spent a decade developing his understanding of the human body by working in Rehabilitation, Acute Medicine and Accident and Emergency departments.
In 2014, Aaron returned to Sexual Health in London. Guided by the ‘second to none’ Specialist Nurse Kate Sprecher, Aaron learnt what it meant to show a genuine interest in your patients and to pursue an ever-growing understanding of Sexual Health.
Coming back to Birmingham, Aaron accepted the position of Charge Nurse at Whittall Street Clinic. In the coming years he began focusing on helping the high-risk and marginalised LGBTQ+ community, to which he was later given overall clinical responsibility at The Birmingham LGBT Centre.
Understanding the pivotal role of prevention in the reduction of HIV, Aaron was offered a key part in the PrEP IMPACT Trial. A study focused on getting PrEP to those at the highest risk of acquiring HIV and whose results would affect clinical decisions throughout the country.
Following the trial, Aaron assisted in implementing guidelines for the safe and effective dispensing of PrEP within Sexual Health Services across Birmingham.
Meeting Aaron, you will see your problems becoming his. An individual who focuses on the patient in front of him with the determination that you won’t need another appointment.