Kirit is a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner who has been working in various community-based roles for 12 years.
The majority of this time has been spent working in specialist services for vulnerable, and often marginalised, populations (refugees, asylum seekers, homeless, GRTBS) across a variety of settings including mainstream GP surgeries, hostels, day centres and on street outreach. Outside of the statutory healthcare setting, she has worked with healthcare charity, Doctors of the World, and continues to volunteer with them, providing sexual health screening for people who are having difficulty accessing mainstream Primary Care services.
Kirit works for the QNI as the Homeless and Inclusion Health Project Lead, facilitating meetings for a national network of nurses, health visitors and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations. The network is a space to share best practice, get advice from fellow colleagues and stay up-to-date with current issues in the field.
Empowering people to have control over their health is something Kirit feels very strongly about and delivering health promotion at a local level is what she enjoys most about nursing.