Hi my name is Kim Brown and I am an Independent Health Visitor and proud Mum. I offer The Real Birth Workshop throughout York, North Yorkshire, East Riding and Leeds alongside my other services. I started my career as a Mental Health Nurse and have worked in a variety of specialist areas in both Cheshire and North Yorkshire.
I then chose to embark upon a Leadership and Management qualification and worked for several years in a management position within the private care sector. Although I enjoyed the challenges that this role bought I missed being involved in direct patient care and so went on to complete a qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and became a Health Visitor. Whilst practising as an NHS Health Visitor I have worked in a variety of areas throughout North Yorkshire including Selby District, Ryedale and Scarborough. During this time I became increasingly frustrated at the continued reduction in the service that we were able to provide to families. I concluded that the only way to escape the limitations of the current NHS service would be to work independently. Enabling me to provide a service tailor made to each individual family.