How to get in contact with us

The Regional Clinical Skills Advisors are hosted by Leeds Beckett University and work on behalf of Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) across the Yorkshire and Humber region.  Please contact your local advisor if you have any questions about clinical skills and simulation activity in the region. You may also find the HEYH website useful www.yh.hee.nhs.uk
Each Regional Clinical Skills Advisor has a well-informed and current knowledge of their areas, the stakeholders, equipment and facilities in addition to areas of expertise and relevant work streams.

Please feel free to get in contact with any of the team. We'll be happy to help with any enquiries you have.
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Helen Ruck
Regional Clinical Skills Advisor
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More about me and my specialist areas
SPECIALIST AREAS: Obstetric Emergency training inc. YMET, Physiotherapy on call training, Primary Care

Helen qualified as a registered nurse in 1988 and completed her midwifery training in Australia in 1992. Returning to England Helen worked in Primary Care and gained her MSc in Community Healthcare in 2003 and is currently undertaking her MA in Healthcare at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Helen’s main work stream include Quality Assurance, Yorkshire Maternity Emergency Training(YMET) and facilitating a regional on-call training package for Physiotherapists in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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Kay Ford
Regional Clinical Skills Advisor
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More about me and my specialist areas
SPECIALIST AREAS: Primary and community care, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Support workers, Independent organisations (i.e. nursing homes)

With a background in District Nursing, health education, service development and nurse education Kay has the responsibility of keeping the team informed on the changes and challenges in primary and community care.

Kay's current work streams include:

Clinical skills training for Nursing Home pilot project

Health care assistant and support worker training and development

Clinical skills and simulation in End of Life Care
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Tracy Latham
Regional Clinical Skills Advisor
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More about me and my specialist areas
SPECIALIST AREAS: Paediatrics and Neonates, Medical devices, Acute Hospital services

Tracy joined the team in May 2012 having spent over 20 years as a Paediatric nurse in acute hospital settings. One of her main roles within the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation team is to promote and engage with the Children’s and Neonatal work stream. As co-nursing chair she supports the work of the newly formed Children and Neonatal Simulation network (CaNS).

The purpose of CaNS is to support the development of knowledge, skills and performance of multi professional teams who have the responsibility for the assessment, management and transfer of critically ill children and neonates across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Other work streams include working with medical education, nursing and community services, mental health & learning disabilities, medical devices, utilisation of clinical skills resources and quality assuring training centres across the Sheffield region.

Tracy has completed a Master’s in Clinical Education in 2012 and is also interested in technology enhanced learning for clinical skills and simulation.