Matthew undertook his diploma nurse training at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery (part of Kings College London) from 2001 till 2004.
He worked for 3 years at St Thomas hospital in the speciality of Trauma Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery before becoming a deputy ward manager in Trauma Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery till 2008. During this time he completed work on his degee in Adult Nursing as well as undertaking further study in Orthopaedic care and Pain Assessment & Managment.
In September 2008 he began working a Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the Emergency Department where he is now a charge nurse. He also taught clinical skills training at Anglia Ruskin University part time for two years.
Matthew works two days a week at the University of Essex teaching on the Foundation Degree course for Associate Practitioners.
During his time at Southend Hospital, he has completed courses in Advanced Life Support, Trauma Life Support, Trauma Team Management, Paediatric Life Support, Adult Acute Care, Emergency Care, Advanced assessment and Independent Prescribing in preparation for undertaking a role as an Advanced Care Practitioner in Emergency Care.
Matthew is an associate of the College of Emergency Medicine as well as a Lifetime Fellow in the Emergency Nurse Association. Matthew is also a member of the Nightingale Association. Matthew is also the coach for the Essex County Under 21s Lawn Bowls team.