Chérie graduated as an RGN, Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1984. Her post graduate studies include Independent Nurse Prescribing, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Visiting. Followed by Masters Degree studies in Violence Abuse and Gender/Child Welfare & Protection.
She gained extensive professional experience in both hospital and community nursing and worked in a variety of settings. Gender Reassignment, Renal Dialysis, Transplant, Anaesthetics & Recovery and Research in Assisted Conception at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds.
Chérie spent time as Practice Nurse and District Nurse in Hemsworth before qualifying as a Health Visitor. Health Visitors are registered ‘specialist community practitioners’ and are considered able to exercise a higher level of judgement, discretion and decision making. Because of attaining this higher level Specialist Community Practitioners are competent to deliver health care services in people’s homes, small institutions and diverse locations.
After consolidating her Health Visiting qualification Chérie went overseas to complete a two year tour of duty. She went to the Turks and Caicos Islands a British dependent territory. On her return from the British West Indies in 1998 she went into managerial roles. Chérie lead specialist Health teams in SureStart Manningham and with Asylum Seeker and Homeless families in Bradford & Airedale tPct.
Because she began to see her early signs of ageing so she left the NHS and set up Enhancing Health & Beauty in 2009. Enhancing Health & Beauty is a private non-surgical medical cosmetic practice.
Rising to the demand for stricter regulation in Cosmetic Medicine Chérie went back to University and graduated as a Nurse Independent Prescriber in 2013.
Because Enhancing Health and Beauty was set up in 2009 it is very well established now. Her Private Clinic offers a comprehensive range of rejuvenating and preventive treatments. Chérie employs a range of advanced technical injecting skills.
Chérie has also enjoyed the opportunity to share her knowledge publishing academic articles in the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing. She chaired a round table debate at the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Conference 2014.
She attended Nakassero Primary School in Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) where she lived until she was 16. Because her maternal family were from Blackpool where, during an extended home leave Chérie attended Grange Park Primary School. She was in year 1 for one term and received the Head Master’s Merit awarded for her needle work! She uses her eye for detail and manual dexterity to great effect in delivering facial aesthetic treatments.
Chérie spent 7 years at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire where she boarded. She also spent 2 years at Arnold School in Blackpool.
In 2014 Chérie was granted BRITISH/UGANDAN dual nationality and so she has a home in Uganda. She visits Uganda regularly where she spends time on philanthropic projects.