Janet Pickles S.R.N.
Chairwoman of R A Medical Services Ltd.
Janet is the Chairwoman of R A Medical Services Ltd. Rather than viewing this as a passive role, she prefers to be actively engaged in all areas of the Company, particularly education.
Originally trained as a S.R.N. and working as a Surgical Sister, she became involved with Inhalation Sedation through her husband Chris, who now has 50 years' experience in this specialised field. R A Medical was started by Janet and Chris in 1994, to meet a gap in the marketplace for provision and maintenance of RA equipment and, with the experience and enthusiasm. The company has grown to cover the UK & Ireland, also offering service provision for many European countries.
Over the past 20+ years, Janet has written many articles and papers offering guidance in various aspects of RA and is now in the process of writing a textbook dedicated to the subject. Recently, she and Chris commenced offering practical training sessions, realising that this aspect of RA has not always been fully taught and the education provided has proved very popular and been well received.
Janet and Chris have been married for over 40 years and have four sons and three grandchildren. This growing family keeps them both busy in their spare time. They are both Rotarians, Janet having been President of their local club a few years ago - with Chris as immediate past President.
Janet will be at the National Dental Nursing Conference 2019 on Friday 1 November to share with us her knowledge on the subject of Inhalation Sedation from inception to 21st century use.