Vanessa, like Hamish, graduated from Durham School of Chiropody and Podiatry. A successful (early) career in the NHS saw her develop her reputation as a well-liked, thorough and gifted professional. She has treated many patients in the Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead Area Health Authority areas, and has a wonderful reputation for excellence with patients and peers alike, from that time.
Vanessa was a co-author of the first Diabetic Chiropody audit for Newcastle Area Health Authority; this was published in Practical Diabetes International.
Her NHS work included focusing on diabetic footcare, establishing many Diabetic Clinics in the community. At the same time she returned to the Durham School of Chiropody and Podiatry as a clinical tutor, was developing a visiting private practice and managing industrial clinics at Marks and Spencer and at Nestlé Rowntree.
The distillation of all these skills amassed during her career, ensures that Vanessa ensures the smooth running of the entire practice.