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Meet the Team

Jason Warriner

Forum Chair

Director of Care, Quality and Governance, Granstoun

Jason qualified as a nurse in 1993 and has been involved with the RCN for over 28 years at a local, regional and national level. After graduating as a nurse from Leeds College of Health Jason initially specialised in cardiac nursing before moving into the field of HIV and sexual health. After holding a number of senior nursing positions in the NHS he moved to the Terrence Higgins Trust (The national HIV and Sexual Health charity) as Clinical Director/Governance and Quality Director. He has previously worked for Marie Stopes International as UK Director of Quality and Clinical Services and The Sussex Beacon as Clinical Services Director. Jason has undertaken post registration courses in sexual health, HIV and contraception alongside gaining a BSc Health Care Studies, post graduate certificate in management and post graduate diplomas in management and education and training. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Jason has worked in South Africa with CHIVA Africa, a project that supports the roll out of HIV treatment to children, is a trustee for Crisis the national homelessness charity and also volunteers as the healthcare manager for Crisis at Christmas. From 2006 - 2010. Jason was Chair of RCN Congress and served on RCN Council. He is currently Chair of RCN Forum Chairs.


Tracey Cooke

Tracey has a broad range of experience both in the public and private sector and has worked in the occupational health field for thirty years. She has both general nursing and mental health nursing qualifications. In addition, she has a degree in occupational health and a special interest in mental health in the working environment.

Tracey is passionate about educating the future generation of occupational health nurses, which her role as a practice teacher enables her to do.


Janet Frimpong

Team Leader– Senior Specialist OH Nurse Practitioner, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Janet qualified as a nurse in 1994, with over 25years experience in medical, surgical, women’s health and cardiac nursing before embarking on a career in Occupational Health. She completed her BSc SCPHN OH Nursing degree at Brunel University, in 2011.  Janet has been working in an OH setting for over 15 years, in both private and public sector. Her current interest is in health and wellbeing of the working population; looking at mental wellness, obesity and menopause. 

As an OH nurse, the Government's Public Health agenda underpins her knowledge, skills and experience when dealing with a range of clients within her specialty. 

Janet has been a member of the Public Health Forum since 2009, Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) since 2013 and IOH previously Association of OH Nurse Practitioner (AOHNP) since 2012.


Sandra Grieve

Sandra’s background was in midwifery, in a university teaching and research professorial unit. Her husband’s career with HM forces and a Multi-National Company led to a mobile lifestyle within the UK and abroad. Her interest in Travel Medicine began in 1991 and she continued in clinical practice until 2007 before moving to an educational role. She completed the Diploma in Travel Medicine at Glasgow University and a BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion and Education. She is an active member of several travel medicine bodies, previously co vice-chair of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), Nurse Professional Group (NPG) and a current member of the Publications Committee. She remains active in nurse education and was an Associate Trainer (Yellow Fever) for The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) until the training moved online. Sandra has been an active forum member since 2000, holding office within the Travel Health Forum (THF), the Public Health Forum (PHF) and Forum Governance Group (FGG). She represents PHF on travel health related issues and is co-Chair of the Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) Steering Group. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) and an examiner for the Diploma Membership examination. Sandra has been involved in developing guidance for nurses in travel health services. She enjoys writing, developing and attending conferences, gathering and disseminating travel health information and forging links with nurses around the world.  

Hanna Kaur

Hanna qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2000. Post registration she undertook training for Intensive Care Nursing and worked in a number of Intensive Care / Cardiac-thoracic Care Units. She then moved to do some various Occupational Health roles. Prior to undertaking nurse training Hanna worked with children, including spending 18 months in India. 

Hanna ran a busy TB Service in a London Borough, but since 2012 Hanna has been working as the Lead TB Nurse for Birmingham and Solihull. Her experience includes improving and setting up services/clinics. Also has an interest in reaching out to the underserved population, and has worked with the Homeless Pathway Project Team, to prevent homelessness in those suffering from TB.

Currently Hanna is working with two Task and Finish Groups set by Public Health England, TB Workforce and Tackling TB in Underserved Populations. Both in which she represents RCN. Groups are set to achieve some of the ambitions published in the 2015 Collaborative TB Strategy. Hanna also represents RCN at the Annual Joint Thoracic Committee. 


Denise Thiruchelvam

Denise undertook a combined RGN/RHV undergraduate training at University of Liverpool, qualifying in 2001. She also has a PGD Tropical Nursing and Master of Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and is a sessional lecturer for Imperial College London. Denise has a wide breadth of experience including general nursing, health visiting, specialist health protection, commissioning and public health.

Denise worked for the former Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England), public health teams within the NHS and local authorities. She has led on various public health priorities including children, maternity and health protection programmes. Most recently, Denise has worked for the national commissioning and health improvement team at NHS England as a Project Manager (Public Health) on the: Health Visiting Call to Action Programme; Implementation of NICE guidance on behaviour change in support of ‘making every contact count’ and Transforming Primary Care Programme 


Professional Lead: Helen Donovan

Page last updated - 21/05/2019