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MELANIE AKERMAN

RGN

EXPERT WITNESS

Clients: All of UK

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

* Registered Nurse - (1985)
* Diploma in Dementia Care-(2004)
* Diploma in Diabetes-(2017)
* Registered Foot Health Practitioner-(2018)
* Member of the Royal College of Nursing.
* Nursing and Midwifery Council Member

EXPERIENCE

I am an experienced registered nurse currently working within a General Practice Surgery as a Practice nurse. My duties cover all aspects of GP practice nursing including, ECG monitoring, cervical smears, clip/suture removal, blood pressure monitoring, immunisations, vaccinations and diabetes.

I have career experience in both secondary and primary care.

Prior to working as a practice nurse I worked in a Nursing Care Home as Head of the dementia unit and deputy manager. This role involved the management of staff on the units in the home. Carrying out weekly/monthly audits, looking at medication/risk assessments/documentation/infection control. Also delivering training in Dementia care/moving and handling/infection control and safeguarding to all members of staff on a monthly basis. Dealing with any complaints/investigations in the home.

In addition to my current clinical role I provide expert witness nursing reports for the Court on care and nursing breach of duty. The areas I have experience in include:

All aspects of General Practice Nursing
Diabetes
Wound and Leg Ulcer Management
Pressure Sores
Immunisations
Moving and handling
Training

In 2017 I completed a diploma in Diabetes at Warwick University.

I attend regular training events and seminars in order to maintain my professional development.

I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses