Vida Bonell was previously an NHS nurse (30 years Registered Nurse experience) working in hospitals for many years (medical, surgical, casualty, ICU etc).
Later Vida qualified in primary care at Reading University. Her case study presentation/specialism was wound management. She also furthered her understanding of wound management through additional studies and qualification at University of Surrey. This later course also covered doppler investigations. These studies and experience continue to serve Vida well in her foot care practice.
Vida then worked as a practice nurse at surgeries in Berkshire and Guildford where she worked as part of a diabetes care team.
Vida later qualified at The SMAE Institute as a Foot Health Practitioner. After operating foot care clinics at GP surgeries in the Guildford area for several years, she now has a clinic based at Guildford Borough Council’s ‘The Hive’ community centre.
Her practice nursing background enables Vida to take a holistic approach to her foot care clients through understanding a range of physical and mental health conditions (such as dementia) and medications which may be relevant.