Nancy trained as a nurse in the UK and started her career in paediatrics. Once in NZ she moved into the field of gastroenterology clinical trials and spent 15 years running trials in inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease, respiratory disease and hepatitis. She was lucky enough to work in trials during the evolution of direct acting antivirals for hep C, and has seen the difference these medications with high cure rates and few side effects, can make to people.
Nancy has been the nurse coordinator for Te Manawa Taki Community Hep C service for 5 years. This small team has worked hard to innovate new ways of working with patients and stakeholders, building a point-of-care network and a mobile service in Te Manawa Taki region.