Founder & Managing Director
Angela Hamlin has dedicated her life to perfecting the art of nursing and care. Testament to her understanding, compassion and empathy in the business of care is her excellent network of healthcare professionals and prestigious clientele. Founder of Draycott Nursing and Care Angela has secured a reputation as a leading figure in providing nursing and care for clients in their own homes for more than 20 years.
Today, Angela continues to inspire and innovate, consulting and working with individuals and businesses in the healthcare sector, as well as providing nursing and care services for independent adults who choose to live, or recuperate, at home. A passionate advocate for the benefits of keeping patients out of hospital, her consultancy brings knowledge and skill to an industry which needs her experience now more than ever before.
She continues to pioneer training and improve working practices for Carers and Nurses, as well as working tirelessly as a mentor for young women in business and raising funds for charity.
“When engaging with someone to work with us we always judge them on their attitude. We look for 80% attitude and 20% skills. You can teach people skills but you cannot teach them attitude.” AH
Angela was Deputy Matron at King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers for 12 of the 19 years that she worked there. She qualified in South Africa as a Registered Nurse and Midwife before taking a position as Ward Sister at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton.
In 1996 Angela founded Draycott Nursing & Care after she was unable to find the quality of care that she was seeking for her mother. She remained as Managing Director after selling the company before setting up her consultancy Angela Hamlin Health Care Professionals to continue working with those who share her standards and passion in care.
“We take into account you as a “whole” person and not just the condition you need dealing with. We aim to take the worry and stress out of your situation and for your loved ones around you.” AH
Independent Doctors Federation
Angela was elected Corporate Sponsor Representative three times (a total of 9 years) to sit on Council of the Independent Doctors Federation. Awarded the Silver Medal, she was the first non-Doctor to be awarded the medal and the only non-doctor to sit on the IDF Council.
Grayshott Spa Medical Advisory Board
Angela was asked to form and chair a Medical Advisory Board at Grayshott Spa, England’s only medical health spa. The objective of the owner and management of Grayshott was to ensure that the medical services, health, rehabilitation and recuperation programmes were compliant with the Care Quality Commission. Angela also advised on their client admission guidelines. The Medical Advisory Board at the time was unique to a Spa in the UK.
Early on in Angela’s business career she gained public recognition when she was short listed to the final three in her category for the NatWest Every Woman Business Award. She was subsequently selected as one of the 100 ‘Everywoman Modern Muse’ whose aim is to engage the next generation of businesswomen by encouraging women to excel in business life. Angela was put forward by NatWest Every Woman to be a spokesperson as part of a Government Business Initiative to promote women in business.
The main Charity Angela worked for was Canine Partners. She formed a committee to raise funds for the Charity and to host an annual Carol Service for 6 years raising over £250,000 for the Charity. The Carol Services, always held in Central London Churches, were very popular with readings given by many well known people and frequently attended by members of the Royal Family.
For further information or enquiries regarding healthcare consultancy or the provision of Nursing and Care please use the form to contact Angela.