Clients: All of UK
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Registered General Nurse (1994)
District Nurse (1991)
Supplementary Prescribing (1999)
Professional Practice in Community Nursing BSc ( Hons ) (1999) Higher Award
Case Management (Discreet Module M Level 2007)
Advance Physical Assessment with Differential Diagnosis (Discreet Module M Level 2008)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding 2017 - Best Interest Assessor
Full Member of the Royal College of Nursing
I am a Registered General Nurse with over 30 years' experience working with both adults and children. I am also a qualified District Nurse and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Community Matron.
I have a wealth of experience working with individuals who have a range of complex health conditions and disabilities, including brain and spinal injuries.
I currently work as a case manager for Integrated Continuing Health Care (ICHC) East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) NHS Trust. In addition to my clinical role I prepare Civil Procedure Compliant nursing expert witness reports on Nursing Care and Breach of Duty .
The type of injuries I can report on in include :
Adult Tracheostomy & Ventilation
District and Community Nursing
Continuing Health Care Complex Care Needs
Breach of Duty and Causation.
I understand my duties as an expert witness and part 35 of The Civil Procedure Rules.
In my current role I am involved in case management of complex cases, assessment, reviews, personal health budgets, and appeals in addition to setting bespoke care packages. I have and still do organise, facilitate, and chair Multidisciplinary Team Meetings for discharge planning and to address multiple issues in complex care packages. My role involves the development of safe, equitable, robust, and sustainable care packages for patients meeting NHS Funded, Continuing Health Care (CHC) eligibility, and Case Management eligibility. This also includes other responsibilities such as providing expert advice, information, and support to social care staff, patients, and their families; provide support in developing inter-agency, inter CCG, and local partnership working to ensure high standards of client care and set up education, bespoke training, and advice to multi-professional practitioners regarding NHS Continuing Care as required.
Prior to this I have worked as a District Nurse Sister, clinical lead for a district nurse service, Community Matron, and Advance Nurse Practitioner role, case managing varied complex cases including aspects of clinical interventions and care of patients/bespoke equipment. This included equipment such as wheelchairs/electric beds, care plans, risk assessments, and managing a team of community nurses. I have worked alongside specialist health and medical professionals/provision of evidence-based services and have led audits.
During my career I have gained considerable experience and expertise in sourcing, coordinating, and implementing effective delivery of care to individuals with complex health conditions ensuring all their activities of daily living/physical/psychological (mental)/social/ health, medical needs, safety, and welfare are met.
I am an approved Deprivation of Liberty (DOL) Best Interests Assessor. I carry out assessments for East Sussex Adult Social Care DOL's team.
I regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current and to maintain my professional development.