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RGN, BSc, MSc, Non-Medical Prescriber
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1998. I spent the next four years working in a variety of clinical areas including elderly care, general medicine and medical specialities, gastroenterology and coronary care. Since 2002 I have specialised in cardiology undertaking roles at Band 7 in research and as a Cardiac Specialist Nurse. I also undertook a secondment to a lecturer role at the University of the West of England. Most recently I have been working as a Band 8 Cardiology Matron responsible for cardiology inpatients areas including a coronary care unit, cardiac catheter laboratories and a cardiac stepdown ward. In this role I was responsible for maintain quality and safety along with effective delivery of services and clinical leadership. I am an independent nurse prescriber and hold a qualification in advanced practice including clinical examination skills and diagnostic reasoning.
In my current role as Operational Services Manager I am accountable for quality, staff, finance and performance of the cardiology business unit. Along with ensuring patients receive high quality, evidence based compassionate care. I am also responsible for ensuring that staff are supported and developed to deliver high quality care in accordance with the Trust’s values. I line manager senior nursing staffing in including Ward Mangers, Clinical Service Leads and Clinical Matron’s.
I am currently a Clinical Reviewer for several journals including the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. I have also written a number of papers in my field for a variety of journals.
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.
2013 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care Law, University of Salford
2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice, University of the West of England
2005 Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Course, University of the West of England
2003 Master of Science in Nursing, Manchester University
1998 Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei, New Zealand