About Us

Professional Development International (PDI) is an award winning independent company that provides a worldwide service offering multi professional training and development. A hard earned reputation in the deliverance of high quality programmes has been earned both within and outside of the healthcare sector to multiprofessional groups on a local, national and international basis.

PDI has been commissioned by NHS Primary Care Trusts for thirteen years. It is now an approved quality provider for Wessex CCG and devon, Cornwall and Somerset CCGs.

PDI was shortlisted for the UK Trade and Investment supported Born Global award 2011.

Our Team

Mary White

As a trainer Mary has had many years of experience working in primary care, and the development of practice nursing. Three years of involvement in facilitation at Health Authority level were followed by two years as a tutor and course organiser at the University of Exeter. Having attained her Masters degree in Health Care she continues her work there as an external examiner and for Plymouth University.

Mary has taught widely throughout the UK and has been involved in nurse development and training programmes in Bosnia, Serbia, Egypt, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, China and Thailand. A special interest in cervical cytology sample taker training is complimented by her consultation skills, team building ability, personal and professional development expertise and training of trainers.

In 2009, Mary was the UK winner in the prestigious UK National Training Awards for "outstanding achievement in education and training".

She is a member of the CCG cervical screening groups in the south west peninsula.