A new Head of Training, Sharon Cook, has joined the team at Tiny Tickers, the baby heart’s charity. With 30 years in the NHS, Sharon will be the charity’s first permanent in-house sonographer trainer.
Sharon has worked as a midwife sonographer in hospitals across the South East, North Wales and Australia. She has also been training student sonographers within the NHS for many years.
Sharon says, “As a sonographer I have dedicated myself to safe and diligent practice. I have been performing obstetric scans for nearly 15 years now and have seen, and been part of, a big change within obstetric screening and scanning practices.
Being part of Tiny Tickers fulfils a long standing ambition I have had to continuously improve standards in scanning and the CHD detection rate throughout the UK. I am passionate about giving mothers and parents across the country every possible chance to experience and have confidence in an excellent ultrasound service.
I want to make ‘Tiny Tickers’ a household name, synonymous with a high standard of quality training accompanied by mandatory follow up sessions. With our team of highly specialised trainers we will instil values of care, commitment, compassion and communication to deliver the best possible training to sonographers.
We are here to help, guide, promote and ensure sonographers are able to continue with the excellent work of antenatal detection of Congenital Heart Defects so all babies and parents benefit from our expertise.”
Jon Arnold, Tiny Tickers Chief Executive, comments further,
“Having Sharon’s expertise and experience within the team will transform Tiny Tickers’ ability to reach as many babies as possible. We are very excited to have her on board, and we know she will make a huge impact.”
Tiny Tickers is currently training sonographers working across Wales, in partnership with Public Health Wales.