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BSc Hons- Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Independent Prescriber, Registered Nurse
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1978. In my early career, I specialised in emergency care and was promoted to the role of Sister in A&E. Whilst in this service, I trained and worked as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP).
In 1993, I moved to Primary Care Services, where I worked as a Practice Nurse, Community Nurse, Specialist Elderly Care Nurse (wards and community) and also as a Tissue Viability Specialist.
Between 1998 and 2017, I was employed as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) working within Walk-in Centres and Urgent Care Centres, gaining a Nurse Practitioner degree in Primary Care services. I qualified as an Independent Prescriber in 2001. I was promoted to the position of Lead Nurse for the Edgware Walk in Centre in 2000 and then I was Clinical Manager for Central London Community Healthcare Urgent Care services in 2014. My responsibilities included direct line management of nine clinical leads who managed multidisciplinary teams of advanced nurse practitioners, emergency nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and healthcare assistants. I was also responsible for phlebotomy, wound management and injury review services.
Between 2011 and 2012, I was seconded for one year to work in the role of Matron. I was responsible for the safe delivery of nursing care to patients in the Intermediate Care wards and Stroke rehabilitation ward within two community hospitals. During this time, I managed a consultation process for the redesign of the service relating to nursing. Until 2017, I continued to be involved with this service in an advisory role.
Between 2008 and 2012, I was employed as a part time lecturer in community nursing and worked in the Public Health and Primary Care department at City University.
I currently work as a locum Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care Units within the region of East Kent.
Throughout my Urgent Care and Primary Care career, my specialist interest has been tissue viability. I continue to be a member of the Tissue Viability society. I have also contributed to National Guidance in relation to the management of wounds for Emergency Care Services.
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 the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
2003 Post Graduate Diploma in 1st contact care (urgent care).
2000 Registered Independent prescribing, Middlesex University.
2000 Minor injuries course, Middlesex University.
1999 BSc Hons Nurse Practitioner Primary care.
1998 ENB N49, Tissue Viability.
1978 Registered Nursing, Northwick Park Harrow School of Nursing.