Gemma MacDonald became a health visitor straight after graduating as a midwife and has thrown herself wholeheartedly into developing her own learning, influencing practice and policies and to improving the healthcare for children in her area.
Covering three general practices, Gemma and a colleague wanted a way to communicate with large numbers of parents. This led to the creation of a private social media group for parents within their area.
Gemma uses motivational interviewing to help parents make changes in their lives. She is always willing to take on a new challenge for the good of families in Fife.
Gemma sees the Queen’s Nurses as a positive beacon within the communities of Scotland for colleagues, students and the public as a promoter of influential change. Her project involves developing a new communication pathway between midwives and health visitors which will provide a seamless transition of care. By working together, the team can collaboratively address any identified needs as early as possible.
Judith Gemmell, Lead Nurse
She is always very professional, thoughtful and reflective. She is able to see the wider vision and not just her team so is a team player in the wider service aspect.