A NURSING lecturer at the University of West London in Ealing is heading back to the wards after volunteering to support overstretched NHS services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Charlotte Bramanis, a registered children’s nurse, will return to practice on NHS wards in Berkshire this month – almost 20 years after taking up her first role as a graduate nurse.

Following the Government’s call for retired nurses or those no longer practising to offer their services, Charlotte signed up, knowing she could not simply sit back and watch.

Charlotte worked as a children’s nurse in Australia for a decade before returning to teach full time at UWL, the university where she completed her own training.

She said: “I have friends working in local hospitals and they are saying how stretched services are already. With things potentially set to get worse I knew I had to do my bit.

 “It has been two years since I worked in a clinical role, but I still know it all well. I worked as a nurse through the Ebola outbreak while living in Australia so I am prepared.”

Charlotte, a lecturer in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare at UWL, will continue to teach alongside her work on the wards.