Change that leads to better lives

Dave Atkinson, Associate

Dave Atkinson

Following a twenty five year career in the NHS, Dave established himself as an Independent Consultant Nurse and now works on a freelance basis providing specialist clinical input, clinical leadership, advice on care pathway development and governance.

Dave is committed to promoting community-based, person centred inclusive models of care as effective and efficient ways of meeting complex needs.

Dave is a learning disability nurse with additional training in psychology and the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities.

Throughout his NHS career Dave has focused on the development of service systems and clinical practices that better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities who have challenging needs and / or associated emotional needs.

Latterly he has focused on models of health facilitation and outcomes monitoring. Dave continues to support the development of learning disability nursing through involvement in a number of national initiatives.

Dave has a background of teaching in higher education and continues to provide a range of specialist training.

Contact Details

Tel: Tel: 01225 255 268

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