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BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Critical Care, MSc Health & Social Care, BSc Non-Medical Prescribing
I qualified as a registered nurse in 2005 and spent much of my nursing career in a critical care environment. After four years working full-time in a general intensive care unit (ITU), I completed my critical care course and moved into a role of deputy sister, enabling me to take ‘in-charge’ shift within ITU. In 2014, I started work part-time as a specialist nurse in multiple sclerosis (MS) and I am currently working both as a practice nurse and as an advance practitioner for the neurology department, performing lumbar punctures in the hospital setting.
Between 2014 and October 2022, I continued to work ad-hoc shifts as a locum senior nurse within the hospital, mostly taking shifts in ITU and a high dependency unit (HDU). Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked under a re-deployment role in critical care. I have extensive expertise in the hospital setting and with community nursing, giving me a broad range of skills caring for patients with complex needs.
Clinically I am competent in ventilation, tracheostomy care and the management of invasive lines, cannula insertion and phlebotomy. Across all nursing settings, I am equally experienced in the completion of risk assessments for falls and pressure area care and in the assessment and management of wounds.
In my role as a practice nurse, I complete consultations with patients for a variety of illnesses and chronic diseases. This includes taking patient’s clinical observations, ECG’s, blood sampling, cervical smears, child, and adult immunisations. I am a practising non-medical prescriber.
I accept instructions from both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.