Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Gilbert Martis, RGN, Principal Trainer, CEO & Director

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Gilbert is a Registered Teacher with a Post Graduate in Practice Development, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, an MA in Healthcare Teaching and Learning, and a Qualified Mentor.

Gilbert started his Nursing Career working as a staff nurse in a medical ward and got an opportunity to rotate to different clinical areas, obtaining expert clinical experience in surgical wards, cardio-thoracic work and emergency medicine. Working in the surgical ward he grew more interested in mentoring and leadership management through the support of an excellent role model. Soon he was able to obtain a mentorship qualification and was able to support and mentor students. He was also able to teach and assess students and newly graduated staff on clinical skills and patient care.

He became more passionate about learning and teaching when he moved to Practice Development job in NHS. There he was able to widen his experience in dealing with different learners supporting: nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and students. He gained expert knowledge, skills and experience in the field of Practice Development, teaching various clinical skills, Mandatory trainings, leadership training such as communication skills, assertiveness, coaching and feedback, mentorship, interview techniques and motivation. As part of this education team, he was able to lead in nursing simulation training and developed excellent knowledge and skills in clinical scenario development, focussing on human factors and effective debriefing. He has been on various teaching assignments at different UK Universities and has given lecture presentations at national and international conferences such as RCN Conferences and the NET conference at Cambridge University.

He prides himself in being able to train individual learners in practical skills in a relaxed and informal manner using a learner centred approach. He assesses each individual’s strengths and skills, and helps each learner to identify their learning needs and shows them how to improve their own practical skills as it is vital that all learners feel safe and supported.

He worked in the NHS University Teaching hospital for over 13 years and strengthened his knowledge skills on assessment, quality assurance, teaching and learning. As a trainer/educator, he understands how a learner feels when first walking into a training room and how critical it is that each learner is made to feel relaxed. He takes an interest in each one of them and gains an understanding of their knowledge and learning needs. He’s constantly building his own skills as trainer/educator, supported by his passion for continual personal and professional development, through regular training and by maintaining a frequent presence in clinical environments. He has got the expert  knowledge and immense experience taking care of international nurses, right from the time of adaptation period, ONP to OSCE. He has specialised in the field of simulation, OSCE teaching and assessment.

Through Health Skills Training, he strongly believes he can transfer his knowledge and skills to learners so they can achieve their learning goals.

Anitta Martis RGN, Director

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Education, Finance, Accounting & Compliance

Anitta is a Registered General Nurse (RGN) and has a wealth of experience in health care both working in acute and critical care settings. She has a total of 14 years nursing experience. She did start her initial nursing experience working in a busy Paediatric setting, not only managing case load of patients and also has the experience of co ordinating the department and team leading. Further in her nursing career she worked in BUPA care settings, and 12 years in one of the outstanding top quality NHS Trusts in North West. In the NHS she worked in critical care settings and renal care settings. Anitta is extremely, compassionate caring and hardworking individual always provides the best quality care and service to any patient or individual she cares or mentors. Having experience of working in various quality projects in nursing she trained and mentored many nursing staff and nursing students she understands the need of each learner and delivers quality training support that is tailored to their needs.

Anitta joined Health Skills Training team in 2018 as a Director, and manages Education Compliance, Finance and Accounting. She understands the commitment, time management required and totally dedicates her focus towards the learner or organisation goal. When not working she spends most of her time reading, nurturing and coaching three boys.

Our Excellent Supporting Team

Morgan Swaby

Morgan Swaby – Resourcing Project Administrator

Morgan has been an important member of the HST Team since summer 2021, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Crime & Criminal Justice from the University of Bolton. His main responsibilities are designing workbooks, maintaining records, and writing reports. He also helps out with organising and planning for the training set up. He started with HST as a young learner having worked 3 years in the retail industry previously. At HST, he has had the opportunity to develop his personal and professional skills. He now pro-actively looks after the learners on training days, ensures that learners receive their feedback promptly and contributes greatly in enhancing our outcomes at HST .

Hensita Mendonsa

Hensita Mendonsa – Business Resourcing Manager

Hensita holds a Masters in Commerce and joined HST in 2022. She is highly skilled in managing the ‘HST Learning’ online portal and ensures all learners have their learning materials to start the learning process with Health Skills Training.

Sabah Noor

Sabah Noor – Customer & Business Development Officer

Sabah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, experience in fashion design and professional artwork. She joined the Health Skills Training team in May 2023 as a Customer and Business Development Officer. With her exceptional communication skills, adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm, she has become a valuable asset to the Health Skills Training team. 


Our Highly Qualified Trainers

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Bewechana Karmacharya – CBT & OSCE Trainer

Bewechana pursued her BSc (Hons) Nursing Degree From Bedford University Luton in 2014. She was a nursing Graduate from Kathmandu Nepal and arrived in the UK in 2009. She has completed all stages of the NMC international nursing registration requirement and clearly understands the struggle of a international nurse, their motivation to be a nurse in the UK and their learning style. Bewechana is extremely passionate and gives 100% commitment in any work she undertakes. She been a part of the Health Skills Training Team since 2018, mainly focussing on CBT & OSCE Training, supporting various learners to achieve their success.


Kruthika Khadse – RGN, MSc Nursing, BSc Nursing

Kruthika has immense clinical & teaching experience working in both a multi-speciality hospital and a Nursing College in Mumbai, India. She completed her International Nursing registration, including the OSCE through Health Skills Training. In the UK, she has acute care nursing experience working for one of the busiest NHS Hospitals in London. Kruthika joined the Health Skills Training in 2008 as a sessional OSCE Trainer. She is highly motivated, loves the learning environment, very enthusiastic and does not hesitate to challenge the learners by providing them with on-time feedback. She is well known for her active involvement in the OSCE whether it is teaching, demonstrating or setting up a station. When not working she loves spending time with her family.

Olivia Cox

Olivia Cox – HST Trainer, BSc Nursing, RGN

Olivia graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2019. She worked as a Registered Nurse for three years before deciding to take her nursing career internationally, owing to her passion for travelling and need to challenge herself. Olivia specialises in theatre nursing, specifically as a scrub / scout nurse. Prior to moving to the United Kingdom (UK), she volunteered at a Plastic Surgery Camp, where she assisted in organising and performing a range of operations for disadvantaged people in a rural hospital in India. Since arriving in the UK, Olivia has worked in multiple hospitals across London and has enjoyed her experience so far. Olivia joined Health Skills Training after passing her OSCE on her first attempt. Through her past experience as a tutor, Olivia loves to teach and finds it incredibly rewarding watching candidates develop the confidence and skills they need to tackle the OSCE head on like she did.

Otilia Dragos

Otilia Dragos – HST Trainer, RGN, ADN, BSN

Otilia is an American trained Registered Nurse who obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2009 from Cuyahoga Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 from Ohio University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Otilia worked for 11 years in a prestigious hospital in USA, in the state of Ohio. She started her nursing career in a medical-surgical unit and after a few years moved to post anaesthesia care unit. She loves caring for post-op patients and after moving to UK, she continued to work as a recovery nurse in a well-known and renowned cancer hospital in Manchester as well as in a very busy NHS trauma centre.
Otilia has a teaching background being a qualified primary school teacher, she obtained this qualification in Romania.
Otilia joined Health Skills Training as a trainer in 2021 after she took the course as a student and passed OSCE on her first attempt. As an internationally trained nurse, she understands the NMC process, the work and effort required to pass the OSCE and obtain the PIN. She is committed to helping other international nurses to pass their OSCE.

Hannah Keen

Hannah Keen – HST Trainer, Critical Care Registered Nurse

Hannah is an American trained registered nurse and started her nursing career in a Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the top hospital in Texas, USA. She completed a nurse residency program and gained specialized knowledge and skills during her three and half years there. She acquired her U.S. critical care certification and then obtained her nursing registration for New Zealand and has been practicing in a General ICU there for the past three years. With being half English and having family here in the UK, Hannah decided to move to the UK in December 2023. She personally decided to take the Health Skills Training (HST) OSCE course and passed her exam on her first attempt. She has joined HST as a trainer in February 2024. Hannah has always enjoyed precepting and teaching new nurses in the critical care setting therefore having the chance to teach and help international nurses who are experiencing the same process she has just completed has been a fun and fulfilling experience.


Alice Agwupuye – HST Trainer (CBT & OSCE), BSc Nursing, RGN

Alice is a registered nurse from Nigeria who relocated to the United Kingdom to obtain her BSc nursing degree (top-up) at Manchester Metropolitan University. During her course, she received maximum assistance from the Health Skills Training team to help her prepare for her OSCE and eventually began working with the team. One of her proudest qualities of the Health Skills Training Team is the comprehensive assistance/ support she offers candidates throughout their OSCE journey. She enjoys spending time with learners and helping them.

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Mariane Pailden – HST Trainer, BSc Nursing, RGN

Mariane has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Philippines. She had travelled to Abu Dhabi, the United Kingdom, Australia, Dubai and Singapore to gain experiences in different fields. She decided to come back to London to pursue her nursing career. Mariane trained in HST for her OSCE whilst working at a Nursing Centre and passed on her first attempt. She then joined the University College of London Hospital as a Band 5 Haematology Nurse and decided to join HST as one of the trainers in July 2022. After 1 year and 5 months Mariane became a Band 6 Nurse. She finds joy in training and teaching nurses and helping them to achieve their dreams while living in the UK.

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Lucy Buchanan – HST Trainer, BSc Nursing, RGN

Lucy completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle in Australia graduating at the end of 2021. After the completion of studies, she went onto complete a new graduate program with the Justice Health Network. Working in this network provided a unique working environment and a nurse led model of care. Having been exposed to a wide variety of nursing specialities within this time including; geriatrics; acute med/surgical care; population health; mental health and drugs and alcohol. In the middle of 2023, she moved to the UK due to a love of travel and wanting to experience new ways of working as part of the NHS. Eventually joining the Health Skills team at the start of 2024 after completing HST training herself and the OSCE at the end of 2023. Working with HST has evoked an interest in nursing support and education. 


“Exceeding expectations, HST are simply fantastic, professional and easy to work with. HST were recommended to my work place, every single individual who attended the training is pleased with HST and would recommend HST any day. Thank you HST and keep up the good work. All the best.”

Atit Chopra Buyer UP Global Sourcing Ltd

“I will recommend Gilbert & HST Ltd to anyone, very professional and he really make sure that we understood everything.”

Raymond Makudza Director Majesty Healthcare

“I have been to training’s at hospitals, but today’s training was the most informative and most enjoyable I have attended so far.”

S Agbiji Healthcare Staff

“120 students attended your session have really enjoyed and we have received an excellent feedback.”

Shajan Lecturer Fr. Mullers College of Nursing