Naomi Potts

Naomi Potts

Registered Nurse

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Dip Adult Nursing

Specialisms

  • Oncology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cannulation Injuries
  • Acute Ward Nursing
  • Risk Assessment

Introduction

I qualified as an adult nurse in 2005 and have nursed within the NHS in acute care for the duration of my career. My clinical experience and specialist areas of knowledge and education lie within acute medicine, haematology, cancer care, chemotherapy and end of life care. In 2016 I completed a degree in adult nursing and I am currently studying for an MSc in advanced practice.

Predominantly my career has been within the NHS, where I have been the manager of very busy departments, including acute admissions where the skills required include caring for sudden onset of cardiac problems, medication reactions, major trauma from falls and mental health issues. I also have a vast field of knowledge around cancer and cancer care, including administering complex chemotherapy regimens to inpatients within an acute hospital. In this role, I became skilled in identifying and managing any medical reactions to toxic drugs along with caring for extremely unwell people and supporting their families.

I am competent in the administration of blood products and experienced with the management of blood product reasons. I frequently administer intravenous medications as well as oral including controlled drugs. I have administered chemotherapy for many years, developed the skills required to address side effects and monitor patient’s conditions closely from chemotherapy.

I am qualified in caring for central lines in which I access regularly in clinical practice and have been responsible for the education and training of others. I am skilled in NG tube insertion and access, along with monitoring them safely within practice. I frequently complete swallow assessments in the clinical environment, and I can carry out the relevant risk assessments.

Within the NHS I also undertook a management role, where careful audit and assessments around pressure area care, falls management, staff management and chemotherapy education and administration were a large part of my role.

Recently, I worked with MacMillan Cancer Support as a Clinical Information Specialist Nurse. In this role I provided advice and information around cancer treatments, research, prognosis and practical support for cancer sufferers and their families.

Currently, I undertake regular clinical shifts via a nursing agency in an acute NHS hospital setting where I provide hands on nursing care to patients in a ward environment.

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 Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.