Trusted Assessor Scheme
Care Provider Trusted Assessor Scheme
The Scheme is a collaborative enterprise between the RCPA, care providers, Somerset Council and local acute hospitals of Musgrove Park and Yeovil. The scheme forms part of a framework of services in Somerset designed to improve and enhance the pathway into and out of hospital for people in receipt of care and support.
To find out more about the service, please download our leaflet.
How does it help?
Drawing on successful models from other areas, the scheme seeks to support the patient discharge process by working on behalf of care providers in conducting discharge assessments and making recommendations to them in relation to hospital discharge decisions. Historically in Somerset, care providers have conducted their own assessments of individuals in the hospital setting, prior to a home discharge being made and implemented.
An assessment requires adequate time and effective dialogue between the individual, the care provider and the hospital team. The Trusted Assessor role is to provide the necessary additional resources to support the care provider in conducting a timely and thorough person-centered assessment that meets the needs of both the individual and the care provider. The scheme builds positive relationships with care providers to ensure sufficient levels of trust in the assessment recommendations being made by the Assessors working in the scheme. For this reason, the scheme is hosted by the RCPA, the local care provider association for Somerset.
More about our Trusted Assessors
I started my career as a medic in the Royal Navy where I served for just over seven years including overseas deployment. Following my naval career, I qualified as a Paramedic in 2014. I then went on to work as an Acute Trust Liaison within another Trust supporting discharges to appropriate placements. I am the founding member of the Trusted Assessor Scheme in Somerset and have worked with the RCPA for three years. I am the organisational champion for RESTORE 2 and regularly attend updates and training to share with my colleagues. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and have trained as a Practice Supervisor with the NMC through Bournemouth University.
Outside of work I love the outdoors, enjoying going away in our van, paddle boarding and surfing, as well as being an avid gym lover. I enjoy walks with my fur baby (Working Spaniel), Pluto!
I have been working in Health and Social care for over 10 years, starting as a Support Worker for Adults with Learning Disabilities, studying a BSc in Childhood and Youth at the University of South Wales, and then completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work at Bristol University. I worked as a Social Worker for Adults in a community team before commencing work with the RCPA where I supported a variety of clients within different care specialities and support needs.
I have a strong interest in Mental Capacity and Safeguarding; I am the Trusted Assessors champion for these areas. I am currently undertaking a Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership to strengthen my skills and professional development. I am registered with Social Work England and have trained as a Practice Supervisor with the NMC through Bournemouth University.
I would describe myself as a huge bookworm; I love to read as well as exploring National Trust locations!
I have twelve years of nursing experience and originally qualified in the Philippines in 2008.
I initially studied in the UK in 2010 and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in International Nursing with the University of Hertfordshire. Pursuant to this in 2012 I concentrated on my registration to practise as nurse in the UK.
I have since worked both in the acute sector and care home environment utilising my wide array of clinical experience gained; I have also worked in managerial roles for various care homes in Somerset. I am registered with the NMC and have trained as a NMC Practice Supervisor, and soon to be Assessor, through Bournemouth University enabling us to host and support our future nurses.
I have previously worked as a unit nurse manager in a bedded facility unit in Taunton, before joining the Trusted Assessor role in January 2022. I am the organisational champion for our Trusted Assessor database and work to ensure that our stats are up to date! I am currently enrolled in a CompTIA IT programme of learning.
In my spare time I enjoy photography and playing the drums!
I graduated as a General Nurse in Romania , in 2010. I started my career as a Registered General Nurse in Romania, working in various areas of Nursing, from acute settings to teaching and OOH service.
I moved to the UK in 2014 where I started to work in care home settings . Since then, I’ve worked in various care home settings such as General Nursing, Complex Care, Dementia care and OPMH, progressing in my career to more senior roles in the sector to Clinical Lead and Deputy Manager .I am the organisational lead for Dementia and OPMH.
I am currently undertaking a Level 5 Diploma for Management and Leadership to develop my skills and knowledge.
In my spare time, I love taking walks with my dog (Border Collie called Arlo) and spending time with my family.
For further information, contact;
Hilary Robinson, RCPA firstname.lastname@example.org