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Meet our nurses

Meet our nurses
Meet our nurses

Our highly experienced team of weight loss (bariatric) nurses and professionals will offer medical and nutritional support following your procedure. All of our team are permanent employees with access to your full medical records. We do not use agency staff.


Nurse Sam Dickson
Sam Dickson

Sam joined Healthier Weight in 2015 having qualified in 2001. Sam qualified at Queens University Belfast.

Throughout her nursing career Sam has gained experience in female surgery, hospice care, haematology and neurosurgery. Sam has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2009.

Nurse Yasmin Sarfraz
Yasmin Sarfraz

Yasmin joined Healthier Weight in 2011 having qualified in 2010. Yasmin qualified at Birmingham City University gaining distinction in the Adult Nursing Diploma.

Throughout her nursing career, Yasmin has gained experience in many areas of speciality, including intensive care, cardiac medicine and military trauma. Yasmin has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2011.

Locations:

  • Birmingham

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Jo Whitehouse weight loss nurse
Jo Whitehouse

Jo joined Healthier Weight in 2014 having qualified in 1996 at the University of Wolverhampton gaining a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies.

Jo has gained almost 21 years’ experience in caring for surgical patients within a wide range of specialities both in the private and National Health sectors. Jo has been specialising in bariatric surgery since 2011.

Locations:

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Linsey Wilson  weight loss nurse
Linsey Wilson

Linsey joined Healthier Weight in 2015 having qualified in 2008 at University of Wales gaining a Bachelor of Nursing.

Linsey has worked in a variety of settings within medical, surgical and urology environments. Linsey has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2013.

Locations:

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Carla Rogers weight loss nurse
Carla Rogers

Carla originally joined Healthier Weight in 2010 having qualified in 1999 at Edgehill University gaining a Diploma in Higher Education in Adult Nursing. Carla left Healthier Weight in 2012 but re-joined the company in 2017.

Carla has worked in a variety of settings including gynaecology, orthopaedics and the A&E department in Saudi Arabia.

Maxine Rooney weight loss nurse
Maxine Rooney

Maxine joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified in 2006 at University of Huddersfield gaining a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing Studies.

Maxine has worked in a variety of specialities and has extensive experience within the post anaesthetic area. Maxine has been specialising as a bariatric nurse within the NHS and private sectors since 2011.

Claire Wilson weight loss nurse
Claire Wilson

Claire joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2001 at Salford University gaining a Degree in Adult Nursing qualification.

Claire has been specialising within the Accident and Emergency sector as a Senior Sister for 14 years and more recently as a telephone triage nurse with the GP out of hours service covering Rochdale, Bury and Bolton and NHS 111 as a senior clinician. 

Lyndsay Westall weight loss nurse
Lyndsay Westall

Lyndsay joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified at Northumbria University gaining an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nursing.

Lyndsay has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2006. Since qualifying Lyndsay has worked in a variety of hospital settings including upper gastro-intestinal, intensive care and cosmetic surgery.

Leianne Miller weight loss nurse
Leianne Miller

Leianne joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2011 at the University of Nottingham, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing.

Leianne has worked within the NHS in acute medicine and theatres. Before qualifying as a nurse Leianne worked as a nursery nurse throughout the UK and Europe. Leianne has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2014.

Locations:

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Jane O'Brien weight loss nurse
Jane O'Brien

Jane joined Healthier Weight in 2017 having qualified in 2006 at the University of Huddersfield, gaining a Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing.

Jane has qualified as an independent nurse prescriber and has an interest in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Jane has been specialising in bariatric nursing since 2010.

Dr. Claire Parkes - Psychologist
Dr. Claire Parkes - Psychologist

Claire is a psychologist who has worked in the NHS for the last 8 years in a specialised weight management service. Over the last few years she has taken her expertise and insight into the private sector supporting patients pre and post operatively.

Van Patel - Specialist Bariatric Dietician
Van Patel - Specialist Bariatric Dietician

Van joined Healthier Weight in 2016 having qualified in 1992 at the University of North London gaining a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition with Biology. 

Van has gained experience in a variety of hospital settings in London, Birmingham and Derby. Van has been specialising in bariatric care since 2012 and is trained to adjust gastric bands and has a diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming.

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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.