Pam is a Micropigmentation Practitioner and runs a monthly Saturday morning clinic at The McIndoe Centre.
Nipple and areola micropigmentation is a medical tattoo and involves the implantation of pigment into the skin to create the illusion, or enhance, a nipple and areola. Most of the patients seen by Pam have undergone breast reconstruction surgery following a diagnosis of breast cancer or the discovery of a gene mutation. Others have micropigmentation following breast cosmetic surgery.
Patients usually need two appointments, four to six weeks apart, for micropigmentation treatment.
Pam has been qualified as a Micropigmentation Practitioner for eight years, runs both private and NHS clinics and has regular training updates.
Since completing her nursing training in 2008 with the University of Surrey, Pam has worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead first on the surgical nursing ward, Canadian Wing, and then the Enhanced Recovery Area.
Pam has held her current NHS role as a Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist since 2011. She is also a trustee and treasurer for the breast reconstruction charity Restore.
She completed a BSc in Acute Clinical Practice (Cancer Pathway) at the University of Brighton in 2015 and has also undertaken the Principles of Breast Cancer Care Module (Masters Level 7) at the Royal Marsden Hospital School. She regularly attends the London and Brighton Breast Meetings and has previously taught on the post graduate degree module on the Burns and Plastic on Breast Reconstruction.
Pam said: “I am proud to support women at a very emotional and difficult time and to be part of such an amazing team of health professionals who strive for best practice and ultimately want to see a happy patient at the end of their healthcare journey.”