Kirsti's current role is as the Lead Consultant ACP with a clinical background in PEM and General Paediatrics, at University Hospitals of Birmingham NHSFT. She is based mainly at Heartlands Hospital. She is the Trust Lead for Advanced Practice. She had a very traditional route from nursing, to being an ENP and then ACP 14 years ago and has worked at Leicester, Derby and Birmingham Children’s Hospital over that time. She is passionate about banging the drum for children in a large mixed Trust. She is on Twitter as @KirstiSoanes – quite political just as a warning! She lives in lovely Warwickshire with her family and springer spaniel (also called Anna!).