Lorraine Paruma trained at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. Since her training, she has held various positions within the NHS. She was in General Medicine initially, then moved on to be a Practice Educator within Acute Medicine (Internal Medicine).
She received a sponsorship to attend King’s College, London, where she completed several postgraduate courses, such as Diabetes Management, Tissue Viability, Health Policy and Professional Practice, wherein she concentrated on the Dementia Strategy.
In 2007, she began focusing on Elderly Care Medicine as a Practice Educator at St George’s University Hospital, London, which is one of the biggest teaching hospitals in the UK. During 2013 she also worked a Senior Sister in the Elderly Care wards, where she gained immense knowledge and experience.
In 2014, she went back to being a Practice Educator for Acute and Elderly Care Medicine. She helped achieve a Quality Mark in the Elderly Care Ward, something only a handful of wards in UK have been able to achieve. She continues to support trained nurses and healthcare assistants within her role.