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BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, RGN, State Enrolled Nurse
After qualifying as a RGN in 1986, I worked as a Staff Nurse in a hospital setting on a Gynaecology Unit. I moved into General Practice in 1989 in the role of Practice Nurse and commenced a degree programme to become a Nurse Practitioner in 2000. I have continued as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner since then.
I have an in-depth understanding of how General Practice works and what is expected of each of the professional roles of Practice Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. These roles are completely different, but both require significant additional training following completion of basic nurse training.
I have led several teams of nurses, comprising of Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants and I have helped to train and mentor new nurses and Healthcare Assistants who joined the clinical team.
I see patients with a wide variety of health problems, mainly being those who request an urgent, same day appointment. Some of the presentations include symptoms relating to dermatology, gastroenterology, cardio-respiratory system, infectious diseases, renal system, and others. Also common presentations include viral and bacterial infections of the body and eye symptoms.
My speciality is in the management of patients who present with respiratory problems, for example, asthma (adults and children) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, both in the acute phase and general day to day management of the respective conditions. I completed and passed an MSc module on Optimising Asthma Care in 2018. I have also had many years of experience of dealing with a wide variety of illnesses and problems that patients present with.
I accept instruction 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 witness.
2000-2003: St Martins College, Lancaster University: Bsc Hons Nurse Practitioner.
1983-1986: Mid Staffordshire School of nursing: Registered General Nurse.
1981-1983: South Manchester School of nursing: State Enrolled Nurse.