|I am Alison Shearing
( nee Henderson), an independent Orthotist, with over 25 years
experience in the industry.
Due to personal circumstances, in 2005 I decided to change my work / life balance and work independently.
In my time in the Industry I have acted as an in-house locum and I am fully aware of the flexibility and tact required in this position.
I am HPC registered, and a member of BAPO.
I am based in South Cambridgeshire with good transport links to East Anglia, London & The Midlands.
I have over the
years covered a full range of Orthotic specialities:
Orthopaedic, Paediatric, Neurological Rehabilitation, Surgical, Diabetic, Rheumatoid, My special interests are in Diabetic and Rheumatoid footwear, as well as patients with learning difficulties ( adult and children).
I have lived in Cambridgeshire for the last 20 years, and have found that this area gives good access to the rest of the country.
Higher Diploma in
Prosthetics & Orthotics (1982)
Certificate of Clinical Training (Orthotics) (1983)
A.B.P.I. Representative Certificate (1991)
D. o. T. Approved Driving Instructor (Expired) (1993)
March2005 - Present
Working as a locum orthotist for NHS trusts and commercial companies as required.
August 2002 - March 2005
Orthopaedic Services Ltd - Based in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
April 1998 – August 2002
RSL Steepers Ltd – Based in HaroldWood Hospital, Romford , covering clinics in Essex and Kent.
October 1997 – March1998
Prostech Ltd – Based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
January 1995 – October 1997
Salts Healthcare – Based in Birmingham covering all company clinics as an in-house locum. Areas covered - London , the Wirral, West Midlands, Home Counties, Gloucestershire and Hampshire.
January 1992 – December 1994
Pharmaceutical sales for various contract agencies, while qualifying as a Driving Instructor .
January 1990 – November 1991
Schering Plough Ltd – Pharmaceutical sales to GP population .
June 1988 – January 1990
John Drew Ltd – Based in London, Home Counties and travelling to Birmingham.
August 1984 – June 1988
Rempoly Ltd – London, Home Counties, and Kent.
Sept 1982 – August 1984
Tayside Health Authority - Completed clinical training under supervision.
Graduated with Higher Diploma in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Strathclyde University.