Ambassador Biographies 

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Laura Bryden 

First Contact Practitioner / AHP Ambassador 
Bio coming soon... 
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Rachel Burrows 

Interim Nursing Associate / Trainee NA Ambassador 
See Team Biographies for Rachel Burrows' biography. 
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Desi Gillespie 

First Contact Practitioner / AHP Ambassador 
Desi is one of two First Contact Practitioner / AHP Ambassadors to join our ARRS Ambassadors team. In her Primary Care role, Desi currently works as a First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) working towards Advanced Clinical Practitioner – MSK via the NHS England e-Portfolio route. Within her Occupational Therapist (OT) clinical lead role, she supports all OTs, physical and mental, through the NHS England FCP Roadmap. She leads the recruitment, line-management and development of FCP Mental Health OTs in Primary Care including starting Band 6 Developmental posts. 
 
She has a BSc(Hons), MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine, MSK Peripheral Joint Injector, has completed the FCP Roadmap, and is a Roadmap Supervisor. She has experience working in elite sport including England Netball, GB Paralympic Shooting, alongside working in Primary Care. 
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Callum Hunting-Young 

Physician Associate Ambassador 
Callum will act as an ambassador for the new healthcare profession, Physician Associate (PA). His role is to raise awareness of the potential and scope of PAs, to help increase the appetite for the role, and help support the expansion and integration of PAs in the multi-professional workforce. He shares his time working in secondary care in ENT at NUH. 
 
Callum is a big believer that PAs care really help to continue the high-quality care that the NHS provides, through sharing the workload and proving the potential of a new professional workforce model. 
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Kate Knowles 

Advanced Practitioner Ambassador 
See Team Biographies for Kate Knowles' biography. 
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Charlotte McIvor 

Digital, Business and Transformation Manager Ambassador 
See Team Biographies for Charlotte McIvor's biography. 
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Somshun Nessa 

Health and Wellbeing Coach Ambassador 
Bio coming soon... 
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Marcella Tarantini 

Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador 
Bio coming soon... 
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