Dr Michael Tatterton

Michael is a children’s nurse and health visitor.  Michael leads on nursing, service development and education, focusing on advancing nursing practice.  He is the non-medical prescribing lead and manages the education team.   
 
Michael trained as a children’s nurse at the University of Leeds then worked in paediatric intensive care (PICU) in Leeds, before training as a Health Visitor.  He then worked as a children’s community specialist practitioner in York, caring for children with life limiting conditions at home.  After a short time of working as an NHS commissioner, Michael worked for a new children’s hospice, developing the care services both within the hospice and community, before returning to Martin House, where he had worked as a student before starting university.  Michael’s commitment to nursing was recognised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2010, when he was awarded with the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
 
In addition to his role at Martin House, Michael is a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and a peer reviewer for a number of academic journals. He chairs the regional Education and Workforce subcommittee and is a member of the executive board of the Yorkshire and Humber Children’s Palliative Care Network.  Michael is also a member of the Association of Chief Children’s Nurses.
 
Michael has a masters degree in public health, and a PhD in palliative care, in which he explored how grandparents experience the death of a grandchild, completed at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University.  As a result of his PhD, Michael was a finalist for two national awards – Researcher of the Year, awarded by the International Journal of Palliative Nursing, and Nurse of the Year, awarded by the Royal College of Nursing.
 
In his spare time, Michael is a proud dad of a little boy, and is a volunteer counsellor for Childline.