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TEACH Directors & Faculty

Bronwyn Delbridge
MEd BEd (Hons) RGN. ONC. RCNT .RNT. Cert Ed
Bronwyn began her Nursing Career in Orthopaedics before going on to do her general training. She has worked as a Senior Nurse in various specialities including Spinal Injuries, Medicine, Coronary Care, Opthalmics, Trauma & Orthopaedics.

Until recently, Bronwyn was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, where she has delivered Neuroscience Courses, Accident & Emergency Courses and Orthopaedic Courses.  Bronwyn is currently developing a Paediatric Orthopaedic Course.

Bronwyn is the Course Tutor for the Bradford based British Casting Certificate Course and other BOA approved Casting Courses. She is the lead Educationalist for the Focussed Rigidity training programme which has been delivered in the UK and Europe. Bronwyn is the Educational Advisor for The Orthopaedic & Trauma Alliance (formerly Castaways UK) and has an active role on the Steering Group. She was also the organiser of the RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing Yorkshire Group.  Bronwyn also teaches for BUPA.

Bronwyn is nationally extremely well known and held in high regard in relation to her educational input and support for Health Care Professionals. TEACH is very pleased to have such a prestigious educationalist on our Faculty.

Anne Petty
MBE. JP. RGN. RM. FETC. Orth Tech Cert
Anne was the Matron for Casting, Orthotics and Orthopaedic & Trauma Outpatient Services at Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust. She now works as a Director Of TEACH.

Anne is the co-organiser for the Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust and TEACH British Casting Certificate Course. Anne was a founder of The Orthopaedic & Trauma Alliance (formerly Castaways UK) and is currently the Chair of the organisation.

In addition Anne was the co-author of the first published research into Focussed Rigidity Casting Techniques and teaches this method nationally. Anne was also a member of the RCN expert panel which published “A Framework for Casting Standards”. Anne has presented at many venues in the UK, Europe and the USA. She was awarded the MBE for services to Health Care in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List.

Sarah Petty
BA (Hons) MBA
After spending an endless amount of time living off baked beans, Sarah finally left University in 2003 with two degrees under her belt. Catapulted into the “real world” she had heard so much about from her parents, Sarah found herself working for various commercial, artistic and not-for-profit companies.  Throughout this time, Sarah dreamed of building an empire, and her first achievement is TEACH which is now nationally recognised as a successful Healthcare Training Organisation.

However, in December 2005, in what can only seem like a wondrous twist of fate, The Prego Group was born, consisting of Prego Events Ltd (official Conference Organisers for The Orthopaedic & Trauma Alliance) Party Prop Hire and Ego Creative Projects.

The Prego Group combines Sarah’s first degree in the Arts with her MBA. AS THOUGH SHE PLANNED IT ALL ALONG!  Sarah continues to deny this fact, rather drawing attention to the fact that she has mastered the secret art of making proper Yorkshire Puddings and concentrating on her hobby of not putting her hand up before she asks questions.

PS. Sarah still hasn’t found the “real world”

Chris Wardman
PG.Cert in Advanced Nursing
Chris is the Matron of a busy Orthopaedic & Trauma Department and has over 17 years experience within the speciality. She is co-facilitator and teacher on the TEACH and Bradford Teaching Hospitals day release British Casting Certificate Course and works as an Associate Lecturer at Bradford University providing education in Casting and Orthopaedics to both pre and post registration students.

Chris is co author and researcher for FRC Casting Techniques in the UK and is a National FRC trainer. She also established the first Nurse Led Fracture review clinic in the UK and has presented at International and National conferences on the subject and held study days to disseminate its development across the Country.

Chris has been a member of The Orthopaedic & Trauma Alliance (formerly Castaways UK) since its inception and has also worked as Secretary for the Group throughout this time.  She has developed, alongside other members of The OTA, a specific Care Plan for Casting Rooms and is very interested in the development of clinical governance and risk assessment issues in relation to Casting.