Wendy Sturt

Proficiency Director
Newton Abbot, Devon

Wendy has over 43 years’ experience in health care, qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1983 after a 3-year training and culminating in her role as Assistant Director of Nursing for a hospice before ‘retiring’. She joined Ian as a Director of Proficiency when it started the transition from DCHI in 2022 to support with administration, expansion of the continual professional development offer, ensuring quality and governance are adhered to in the evolving organisation. 

So, some of you may be wondering what Wendy brings to Proficiency especially as she is not an energy assessor. 

In short, Wendy has a range of transferrable skills gained through senior roles in health care which enable her to actively support Proficiency’s aims and objectives. She has both knowledge and experience in leadership, negotiation, facilitation in education, project management; as well as in audit and governance to promote and maintain high standards of service provision. Throughout her nursing career Wendy has excelled at undertaking highly detailed assessment of people’s needs and using her communication skills to enable people to make the most of themselves.


Registered Nurse
Diploma of Higher Education in Palliative Care (Distinction)
CGLI 7305 Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
Masters in Health Sciences (Palliative Care) with Distinction

Areas of Expertise

Communication Skills
Adult Education
Project and Compliance Management

Key Roles

  • Meeting facilitation
  • CPD Event Management