Elaine Broadbent clinical director at the Laurels clinic, is a health care professional with over 30 years experience both within the NHS and the private sector. Elaine qualified as a chiropodist in 1998 after changing her career from dental nursing and tutoring. She then went on to further study at Durham University and obtained a BSc in podiatric medicine. In 2012 Elaine was privileged to be asked by members of the Department of Health, to show how good clinical governance within the private practice can allow for independent prescribing responsibilities for physiotherapists and podiatrists.
Elaine is very proud of the recognition she received and the positive feedback after their visit to the premises. The visit was to conduct an in-depth report and help to move both professions in private practice forward, and to enhance continued professional development and a wider scope of practice for health care professionals. Moving forward, legislation was introduced for postgraduate training and opportunity for allied health professionals to develop and enhance their scope of practice.
Elaine and her team are committed to delivering the highest standards of care to all patients by treating them in a confidential yet friendly and relaxed environment. Her aim and that of the team is to consistently deliver the highest level of service by using and applying evidence-based best practice and research through ongoing continued professional development and current legislation.