Nicola Heaps, one of our nursing experts, appeared in court in July this year. The case related to...
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Dip Nursing, V300 Nurse Prescriber, MSc Advanced Nursing Practice, Dip Fertility & Fertility Control, Dip
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2000, obtained a BSc (Hons) in clinical practice (specialist practitioner award) and V300 independent and supplementary prescribing qualification in 2004, and an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2009.
On qualifying, I initially worked in renal medicine in an acute setting, but moved into primary care to develop my skills. I worked in general practice as a practice nurse carrying out treatment room duties and then worked as a nurse practitioner in general practice on completion of the BSc. In 2008, I moved into the community, firstly as a community matron providing complex case management for patients in their own homes, and then into clinical leadership roles, both as clinical lead for case management and intermediate care co-ordinator. I have also worked as a specialist nurse for Quality and Safety. I am currently working as a primary care Multi - Disciplinary Team facilitator, where I hold a clinical caseload. I work as an advanced practitioner with patients with long-term conditions and those with complex health and social care needs as a clinical case manager with a view to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.
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.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing
Association for Nurse Prescribing
2009 MSc Advanced Practice, St Georges University of London
2007 Diploma in Fertility and Fertility Control, FHSCS, St Georges Hospital
2006 Diploma in Diabetes Care, Warwick University
2004 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (V300)- EIHMS, University of Surrey
2004 BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice- Nurse Practitioner (Specialist Practitioner Award, EIHMS, University of Surrey
2000 Diploma in Nursing Studies, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London