Senior Clinical Nurse in Hormone Therapy
Mary Burke has worked at LTS since 2009. She is an experienced nurse prescriber having worked in the NHS and private practice for over 25 years.
Mary qualified as a registered nurse in 1986, a midwife in 1988, an acupuncturist in 1992, family planning and sexual health nurse 1993. She has accumulated an extensive knowledge base working for many years in general practice and women’s health. Mary returned to university in 2008 to study at degree level attaining her Independent Prescribing qualification so that she could work autonomously and more productively, therefore, extending her scope of practice. In 2014 Mary became the first nurse in the UK to study with Dr Marion Gluck to achieve her Accreditation in Bio-identical hormone therapy. She realised the extensive overlap between hormones prescribed for the andropause and menopause with transgender hormone therapy and thus began studying and prescribing for transgender patients under the guidance of Specialist transgender surgeon Mr Christopher Inglefield.
Mary now works alongside a multidisciplinary team to include Mr Inglefield and Consultant Psychologist Dr Penny Lenihan to provide a comprehensive, compassionate and supportive care package for all our transgender patients from the first consult, through hormone therapy and surgery.