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Anne Hobbs

Anne Hobbs

Community practice teacher

Anne Hobbs has been a practicing health visitor for 22 years, and is now a community practice teacher in South Staffordshire. Anne trained as a nurse in the 80’s in Mid Staffordshire and worked mainly in acute medicine before moving to The London Chest Hospital to undertake a cardiac nursing course.

In the 90’s she returned to the midlands to marry and have a family and worked as a sister in coronary care. It was during this period that she became interested in health promotion and she decided to train as a health visitor. After qualifying in 1992, Anne worked in the Black Country, North Staffordshire, and is now based in South Staffordshire.

One of the highlights of her career, 8 years ago, was being made a Queens nurse for her part in a literacy project that was designed to promote language development from birth. Feeling inspired Anne then trained as a community practice teacher.

As part of her current role Anne is a health visitor for a perinatal depression unit in Stafford, her special interests include perinatal depression, attachment and bonding, and management of eczema and dry skin conditions. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience as the new expert blogger in family health for Nursing in practice.