All of us in the Health Professionals Programmes team would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our very own Megan Roberts, Head of Health Professionals Programmes, who is leaving us for exciting retirement projects in December. Here on the blog we wanted to take a minute to celebrate all of Megan’s amazing achievements!
We Say Goodbye to Megan
Where it all began
Megan has dedicated her whole working life to MS. Starting as the first MS Specialist Nurse in Salford, she worked to establish and lead a team of 7 MS nurses caring for people with MS all across Greater Manchester. During this time, she also went onto become a founding member of the UK MS Specialist Nurse Association (UKMSSNA).
A Move to Pharma
After 14 years of working within the NHS, Megan began working in pharma as an MS Nurse Manager developing a whole suite of resources to help train and support MS nurses in addition to working with patient groups and MS specialist advisory groups. She also implemented a UK wide survey to explore issues around Disease Modifying Drugs (DMDs) and the expansion of the role of MS nurses.
How lucky are we to have worked with someone that makes saying goodbye so hard?
Working with the MS Trust
From there Megan went on to become an independent MS nurse consultant which was where her path first crossed with the MS Trust. Starting as an advisor in 2015, she then went on to develop and implement our Specialist Nurse Programme and the Advanced MS Champions pilot as Head of Health Professionals Programmes, which are some of our proudest achievements. Megan’s work doesn’t stop there either as she has continued to work to support the education and development of MS nurses. She has written books, papers, taught and lectured both nationally and internationally throughout her career.
Megan brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the MS Trust with an admirable calm personality that affects everyone she meets. We would not be where we are today without her.
New adventures beckon
We wish you well, Megan and look forward to seeing you for one more (fingers crossed) face to face conference in March 2022. A chance for us all to say a proper goodbye and congratulations.
Well, you didn’t think we would just let Megan just walk out of the door did you?!