Helen joined Connect Health in 2010 and currently works as a Clinical Operational Group Business Partner. Previously she held the position of Developing Consultant Physiotherapist, supporting staff across the North East contracts with education, clinical audits, clinical development and governance, whilst still practicing clinically as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) in MSK CATS clinics and First Contact Practitioner Clinics.
Helen qualified as a Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 2001 and worked in a variety of roles at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust before she joined Connect Health in 2010. During this time, she also completed a PGCert at the University of Teesside.
In 2017 and 2018, Helen co-authored 2 articles around the effectiveness of community MSK physiotherapy, and EQ5D outcome measures as a predictor of physiotherapy management. Helen also presented at Physiotherapy UK. Helen is the current Honorary Chair of the North East Charted Society of Physiotherapy regional network and is a member of the NICE Guideline Development Committee for hip, knee and shoulder replacement.