Flick has worked with people with HIV most of her nursing career – from the mid-1980s in New Zealand until 2011 when she retired as a result of poor health.
She was a Charge Nurse on the Residential Unit at London Lighthouse until it closed in 1998 following the availability of antiretroviral medication and a significant reduction in the need for that type of residential and terminal care. She then worked as the HIV Psychiatric Liaison Nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital until her retirement.
Whilst at C&W, Flick’s career was full of variety, ranging from working in Botswana for 6 months in 2002 with my partner Professor Chloe Orkin, to identifying the need for what became the Club Drug Service and being instrumental in the service being set up as a result of the problematic crystal meth use amongst gay men in London.
Flick said she feels honoured to have been invited to be a Patron of NHST and to be part of the important documentation of our shared history – and herstory!