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Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing, BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Emergency
I qualified in 1989 as a registered nurse and, having worked in healthcare for over 30 years, I have extensive experience in the delivery of safe, effective, high quality patient care across a range of healthcare sectors. I initially worked as a staff nurse on an orthopaedic trauma ward before specialising in Accident and Emergency nursing. Since 2002, after more than 10 years as a senior nursing sister and Emergency Nurse Practitioner, I have worked in NHS management and service development. My management experience is in both acute and community services and across a range of NHS services, including prison healthcare.
I also worked as a Quality Assurance Officer for a digital healthcare company, which provides digital clinical assessments on behalf of GP practices.
I now work as an interim clinical manager, specialising in clinical governance, risk management or operational management.
My clinical role remains important and I regularly work as a Locum Emergency Nurse Practitioner within an NHS Walk-in Centre.
I am motivated by challenge and can perform well under pressure, either as part of a team or on my own initiative. I am a good communicator, and listener, and can interrogate complex information to produce high level discussion or written reports. I am passionate about enhancing the patient experience through governance, strong people management, teaching and standard setting.
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.
2012 Community Nurse Prescriber, University of Hertfordshire
2012 BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, University of Hertfordshire
1996 Emergency Nurse Practitioner, University College London
1992 Accident and Emergency Nursing, Lovelock Jones Education Centre
1989 Registered Nurse, Lovelock Jones Education Centre