I started working in the Trust in November 2007 as a Theatre Care Assistant in main theatres. I moved to the Clinical Research Unit in 2007 and my position was as a Health Care Assistant for the Department.  In August 2016 my role had progressed to a Clinical Trials Assistant Practitioner for the department, which has given me the opportunity to undertake a consenting course.  One of my many tasks in the department is to consent patients into observational studies across many different clinical areas, including main theatres.

My role is very varied and includes assisting the Clinical Research Nurses, venepuncture, centrifuging bloods, ordering and maintaining trial stock, data entry and many other things where no two days are the same.

My interests outside of work include reading, walking and spending quality time with my family.

Email: Linda.howard@ydh.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01935 383015