Alistair Christie & Darren Blake
Service Lead & Clinical Lead

Alistair Christie and Darren Blake have led the development of the BLOSM service within Accident & Emergency at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Alistair (right) is the Service Lead & Darren (Left) is the Clinical Lead and works as an Advanced Practitioner within the Emergency Department. Alistair has worked as a nurse within A&E since qualifying and has always had a particular interest in supporting patients attending with complex social issues and been instrumental in developing the high intensity user group service over the last 5 years within A&E. Through this work he has built links between A&E and community services across Calderdale and Kirklees. Darren has worked as a nurse across many major NHS hospital trusts in senior roles and has always had a passion for service improvement and development. Working closely together the pair have developed the BLOSM service, which introduces a trauma informed approach to supporting service users attending A&E.blos

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