Specialist Nurse in Sexual Health & Contraception
Registered Midwife, Non-Medical Prescriber, BA, BSc, LoC SDI, LoC IUT.
- Family Planning & Contraception
- STI/HIV Care
- Team Leader for CHOICES (delivering sexual health to under 25s)
- Sexual Health & Contraceptive Training to Nurses/Midwives/Pharmacists
- Part-Time Lecturer at De Montfort University
Julie started her training as a Midwife in 1991 and qualified in 1994. In the years before entering sexual health, she was a team midwife, worked in all areas of midwifery within the hospital and community settings and part of the wider multidisciplinary team in maternity care. Mentorship of the next generation of midwives was an extremely important element of her role and she managed the rotation of midwifery and nursing students in the team.
Finding her niche within contraception and sexual health in 2002, has meant many achievements along the way including Non-Medical prescriber status together with fitting and removing contraceptive implants. Her passion for young people has been invaluable as she currently manages the CHOICES NHS Sexual Health outreach programmes in Leicester and Leicestershire, for under 25s. This role has developed over the years and now includes teaching on various sexual health network events, STIFF courses and updates for community pharmacists.
Besides her NHS work, Julie is greatly enthusiastic about passing on knowledge and skills to other practitioners. A part time contract with De Montfort university enables sexual health to be on the public health agenda when teaching student midwives regarding their professional responsibility.
Outside of Sexual Health & Contraception, Julie has a keen interest in all things crafty and enjoys spending time outdoors with the family and the dog.