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About Advance Care Training

At the helm of Advance Care Training is a dedicated team of professionals with a wide range of experience in both health and social care settings.

Lisa Duff

Lisa has over 25 years’ experience working within the public and private sector. She is a registered nurse (Learning Disability) and has worked across a range of services supporting adults with learning disabilities in both clinical and managerial roles, including senior management positions. Lisa undertook her bachelor degree in health studies at Nottingham Trent university and has worked as a lead trainer for a large NHS organisation, gaining her assessor and verifier qualifications during this time. In 2005, Lisa achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for adult learners in the health and Social care sector.

Lisa is a qualified First Aid trainer with St Johns Ambulance and has recently achieved her IOSH trainer’s certificate for moving and handling. Lisa has co-written Advance Care Training’s Medicines Awareness training course which has gained accreditation from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and this course now forms part of the new person centred managing medicines competency Toolkit, written in partnership with OPTIMUM workforce development.

Karen Martin

Karen has worked in the Health and Social care sector in a variety of settings including residential and supported living since 1986. She is a registered nurse (Learning Disability) and achieved her Certificate in Management studies in 1998 and her post Graduate diploma in Learning Disability studies in 2000. Karen has worked as a lead trainer utilising her skills and knowledge from the sector to deliver effective training particularly around working with individuals with varying and complex needs.

Karen achieved her assessor and verifier awards and her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in 2004. Karen is an IOSH accredited moving and handling trainer and helped to co-write the Medicines Awareness training course which has gained accreditation from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and this course now forms part of the new person centred managing medicines competency Toolkit, written in partnership with OPTIMUM workforce.

Amy Mee

Amy has joined the team at Advance Care Training as our office manager, having recently completed her level 2 Certificate in Business Administration in addition to over a year’s experience in administration.Upon leaving school Amy completed her level 2 and 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development but then decided to pursue a career in the social care sector.

Amy has over 8 years’ experience in social care and has worked as a community healthcare assistant and a support worker, leading to assistant manager, working with people with learning disabilities. Amy has her level 3 qualification in health and social care and has studied various short courses to improve her knowledge.

Tamzin McFarlane

Tamzin has worked within training and assessing for 15 years and prior to this completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Nottingham. She has worked in a variety of roles from a support worker role to a role as a manager working with people with learning disabilities.

Tamzin worked as a staff development officer with the local authority for over 7 years, achieving assessor and verifying qualifications and the Certificate in Training Practice during this time. Tamzin has worked with Advance Care Training for 8 years as a trainer, assessor and internal verifier.