Elaine Francis is an NMC registered nurse and freelance writer with sixteen years of experience working in front line healthcare in the North East of England. Eight years in coronary care sparked her interest in modifiable risk, realistic medicine and palliative care. With a lifelong love of the written word she started creating articles and web content as a medical ghost writer, and recently left cardiology to pursue a career in freelance medical writing.
She gained her nursing registration and BSc (hons) in Practice Development at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne. Although sure that being able to translate medical evidence into widely accessible information can transform lives, Elaine is continuing to pick up occasional shifts on her old ward; patient care is what it’s all about, after all.
When she’s not working she can be found in thrift stores and vegan cafes, or blogging about the transition from nursing to a freelance writing career.