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In Conversation with Clare McCarroll

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Time: 15:30 - 16:30

You are invited to join us at a live Q&A with Physiotherapy alumna Clare McCarroll as part of Allied Health Professions Day. The day offers an opportunity for Allied Health Professionals (AHP) to celebrate being part of the AHP family and to showcase to others the impact they make on the delivery of high-quality care. 

Clare was awarded a British empire medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the NHS during the Covid-19 response as Team Lead at the Integrated Community Reablement Service at Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust. Clare and her team carry out invaluable work to provide care and support to patients who have been discharged from hospital. The team also visits patients who require care at home, helping avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. 

 Speaking  on  receiving the BEM, Clare says,

It was a wonderful surprise and very humbling to receive the award. I was very honoured and grateful to receive it, not just for myself but for the profession. I was really happy to see that physiotherapists were being recognised for the work they had been doing throughout the pandemic, and the impact this work has had on patients’ rehabilitation.

You can read more about Clare’s work and her BEM here.  

Alongside her role as Team Lead, Clare has also been actively involved in a series of projects which aim to support wellbeing through the use of music. These include ‘Holistic Harmonies’ and the ‘Music Makes Us Move’, which bring physiotherapy to individuals living with dementia through dance. ‘Music Makes Us Move’ is currently part of a national programme with the Design Council which seeks to identify innovations to help tackle inequalities in physical exercise and plays a vital role in daily care for patients.

Clare will be interviewed by First Year Physiotherapy student, Ellie Lovegrove.  

An alumna of the Royal College of Music, Ellie is a Classical Musician who has played the trumpet at concert venues around the world, also performing at several of the BBC Proms and for a number of BBC orchestras.   

Ellie has also deputised on West End shows such as ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Chicago’ and released two commercial albums for Trumpet and Organ. She continues to teach Trumpet at the Junior Guildhall School of Music; a talent development programme for students aged 11-18.   

Ellie, who has spoken in radio interviews and at concert recitals, is looking forward to putting her public speaking skills to good use by interviewing Clare about her experiences since graduating from St George’s.   

Speaking about her move into Physiotherapy, Ellie says:

I was keen to work in a role that was very person-based, and I have always loved learning about neuroscience and anatomy.

She is looking forward to speaking to Clare about her role as a Team Lead, and her creative, collaborative projects for people with Dementia.  

To register for this Q&A, please complete the form and we will be in touch ahead of the event with joining instructions. We would love to hear from you if you would like to submit your own question for Clare when registering, and we will try to address as many of these as possible during the event. If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at   

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