Una O’Connor


Nurse Educator

Operations Manager

Email: una.oconnor@smarthealthsolutions.co.uk

Tel: 0203 714 3903

Una qualified as a Registered General Nurse in London in 1988 and spent many years working within  District Nursing and School Nursing in the London area. After studying for and achieving an American Registered Nurse licence, Una returned to acute care in preparation for emigration working in a busy Intensive Care Unit, embracing the challenge of learning new skills and extending her knowledge despite being an extremely experienced nurse. Unfortunately, life threw a curved ball and plans changed so Una made the difficult decision to take early retirement, continuing her voluntary work managing support groups; one for parents of children with visual impairment and another for parents of young persons with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

Una returned to practice during the pandemic using her previous knowledge and skills as an experienced vaccinator. She joined Smart Health Solutions, initially as a Covid-19 Support Nurse and then as the Support Lead during the height of the pandemic in addition to assisting in delivering the Health Protection and Care Champions Network.

2021 also saw Una joining the ‘Nurses Working Party’ for the British and Irish Hypertensive Society Scientific Conference, tweeting updates on behalf of We Nurses, an awareness opportunity repeated at Heart UK conferences.

Education is a priority for Una having achieved a Master of Science Degree in Medical and Healthcare Education, in addition to PGCE and PGDip in the subject. Her passion for promotion and delivery of teaching led to the role of Communications and Engagement Lead for Learn With Nurses and Una is currently the Operations Manager for both Smart Health Solutions and Learn With Nurses.

Una loves the diversity that nursing brings with the opportunity to change direction no matter what your age or experience, to continually broaden knowledge and skills.