Loraine Mahachi

Endoscopy Clinical Nurse Lead & Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (Panel Group 2)

Loraine Chenai Mahachi is one of the first Professional Nurse Advocates in the UK. The Professional Nurse Advocate role supports four distinct functions: clinical supervision, personal action for quality improvement, education & development and monitoring & evaluation of clinical practices.

Her current role is as an Endoscopy Clinical Nurse Lead & Professional Nurse Advocate at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Loraine migrated to the UK from Zimbabwe to complete her registered nurse training and then went on to complete a series of post graduate academic courses including an MSc in Professional Practice – Healthcare Leadership. She has worked in Endoscopy speciality for over 20 years and has served on the Midlands Gastroenterology Nurses and the British Society of Gastroenterology Nurses committees. In addition, she has worked with Joint Advisory Group (JAG) in educating nurses in Endoscopy services.

Loraine is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University and supports the A-EQUIP (PNA) module and the Endoscopy modules. She steered the Endoscopy Immersive training Programme at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust which was then chosen by Health Education England for a further pilot by the Midlands Endoscopy Academy in collaboration with Birmingham City University.

Loraine is passionate about supporting organisations and individuals with professional development, interpersonal relationships, wellbeing, productivity, quality improvement and equality, diversity and inclusion. She founded Chenai Heart N Mind to be a vehicle to support organisations embrace a practical holistic way of thinking to grow and thrive.