Introducing myself:    

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.
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  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)
Swivel Walkers
Gait Analysis
Management of CP
Upper limb Orthotics
Comparative RGO Systems
Scoliosis Bracing
Makaton Foundation Workshop
1985 ORLAU
1996 BAPO
1996 BAPO
1998 Camp Ltd
1999 ORLAU
1999 G&M
2003 HRC
2003 Tech in Motion
2005 HRC


Employment History:

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.

September 1982   

             Graduated with Higher Diploma in Prosthetics and   Orthotics from Strathclyde University.