Andrea McLaren

Andrea was appointed in November 2013 as Lead Nurse for the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service working across Alder Hey and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitals (RMCH). Her role provides professional leadership in epilepsy nursing and epilepsy surgical practice across the network and includes managing the children’s epilepsy surgery specialist practitioners at Alder Hey and RMCH.

Andrea had previously worked for fifteen years as a children’s epilepsy nurse in Manchester where she was founder member of the Paediatric Epilepsy Group (PEG) a clinical support group for nurses working in the field of children’s epilepsy. She has also been a long standing member of the North West Epilepsy Special Interest Group (NWEIG).

She qualified as an independent non- medical prescriber over eight years ago and is currently finishing her MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice.