Allergies, Breach of Duty Community Nursing GP Practice Nurse Non-medical prescriber Respiratory Disease
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Registered General Nurse (1985)
- BSc (Hons) Advanced Professional Studies (1997)
- DipHE – Nurse Practitioner (1997)
- Independent Nurse Prescriber (2003)
- Member of The Royal College of Nursing ( RCN )
- Member of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS)
I am a Registered General Nurse with 34 years experience. I have worked within General Practice for 28 years initially as a Practice nurse and following further training as an advanced nurse practitioner and independent nurse prescriber.
In my current clinical role, I am the first point of contact for patients and I deal with a wide range of undiagnosed symptoms from minor illness and ailments, chronic disease management and emergency care. This involves using clinical assessment and examination skills to assess patients, deciding on a working diagnosis, arranging and interpreting diagnostic tests and prescribing treatment or offering specialist nursing advice.
In addition to my current clinical role I provide expert witness reports for the Court on nursing breach of duty. I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.
My specialist areas of practice include :
General Practice Nursing Care – including treatment room procedures
Independent Nurse Prescribing
Respiratory Care – Asthma, COPD
Contraception -including fitting and removal of contraceptive implants
Management of Heart Failure
Management of Anti Coagulation
During my time in general practice I have under taken extensive training and am experienced in all aspects of General practice nursing. I have specialist knowledge in respiratory care and management – particularly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and also the care and management of women’s heath – gynaecology, contraception and sexual health. I am trained and experienced in fitting and removal of contraceptive implants. I have experience in teaching and mentoring other practice nurses within my specialist clinical areas.
I am site lead for respiratory and anticoagulation and have previously been GP Partnership wide Clinical Lead for respiratory and allergy, supporting six GP practices with implementation of guidelines and leading on initiation of changing practice.
I have experience of managing teams of nurses. As nurse manager I was responsible CQC compliance, writing and updating clinical protocols, conducting nurse appraisals and recruitment as well as the day to day management of a nursing department. I also worked as the nurse representative of the visiting clinic governance team ensuring practices in the area were delivering at a good standard of care to their patients.
I have had active involvement in local Primary Care Groups as Practice Nurse Representative and have been involved in chairing working groups e.g. nursing protocol and policies working group to develop nursing protocols to be used to standardise practice within the area.
I attend regular training events and seminars in order to maintain my professional competency and development.
What our clients say...
Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Dear Jodie, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for the ‘work’ which you put into my case and endeavoured to help the case come to a successful conclusion. it is wonderful that my two daughters and rest of my family now have some Justice for Bryan’s untimely death. Somewhat difficult to believe what has just happened after five years. Very many thanks, kind regards and good wishes for Christmas
PS Client Feedback
Hi Sue, you were first class. Also regards to Maggie Sargent and her premier quality team!
Philip Smith – Beauchamps
Maggie Sargent is a star – not just a leader in her field but a legend – her experience is unmatched, her knowledge impressive and her application sophisticated.
Paul Paxton – Stewarts
Can I take this opportunity in thanking you on behalf of our client and his parents. You did a tremendous job. We could not have achieved such a high settlement without your skill, expertise, and input. The family are very grateful to you
Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
I have worked with Maggie Sargent for more that 25 years. She is the best expert I have ever instructed. She is exceptional in court and brilliant with clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Partner, Field Fisher
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC
On Friday 28th June 2019 I was visited by one of your colleagues, Mrs Sue Tomkinson. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and how both my wife and I were very pleased with Mrs Tomkinson. We have never been in this situation before, and the thought of a stranger asking questions, some of them very personal questions, and poking around in our private lives was a thought that quite frankly filled us with dread. Our fears were soon quelled, and we were put at ease by the empathic way in which she asked her questions. We feel that all the aspects of our needs were thoroughly assessed in a very professional and friendly manner. She is a credit to your company, and I would like her permanent record to reflect our comments, thanking you
DWG Client Feedback
Dear Kathy – This is just to let you know that my client has accepted a significant seven figure sum to conclude his case. Both he and I wanted to thank you for your invaluable contribution towards his case because he could not have achieved such a good result without your skilful clinical assessment and attention to detail. Kind regards
Dickinson Solicitors Ltd