Breach of Duty, GP Practice Nurse Non-medical prescriber
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Registered General Nurse – DipHE Adult (2001)
- Mentorship – (2003)
- Cert in Emergency Care – (2007)
- Registered Paramedic – (2007)
- PG Cert – Women’s Health (2012)
- Nurse Independent /Supplementary Prescriber (2015)
- Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing (2016)
- Member of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Member of Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Member of The Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2001 and gained advanced post qualifications of Independent Nurse Prescriber (2015) and Specialist District Nurse Practitioner (2016).
My nursing experience lies in the community, primary care and urgent care. I have gained a wealth of experience over 19 years working within the community environment. In more recent years I have specialised in primary and urgent care, covering clinics, home visiting and telephone triage. As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, I am able to physically examine, diagnose, assess, treat, refer, prescribe, order and interpret test results.
I currently work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at an out-of-hours urgent care service. I work completely autonomously assessing, treating and independently prescribing to patients within an urgent primary care centre. I am the first point of contact for patients and deal with a wide range of presenting conditions from cradle to grave including palliative and end of life care. Assessments are carried out at a primary care centre or if a patient is too unwell to travel, at a home assessment. Telephone triage is an essential part of my role, assessing, diagnosing, signposting and remote prescribing where indicated.
In addition to my current clinical role I provide expert witness reports for the Court on nursing breach of duty.
My areas of experience include all aspects of general nursing practice within:
Community /District Nursing Duties
GP Practice Nursing
Out of Hours Urgent Care
Independent Nurse Prescribing
Primary Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Prior to my current role I worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a GP practice.
My past nursing experience includes working as a Community Matron/Clinical Lead for a District Nursing Team. In this role I managed a busy community nursing team of over 30 staff; including supporting and mentoring junior nurses. I was involved in strategic planning/development including a new working model for an integrated care pilot which was hugely successful and was rolled out Trust wide. Clinically I was responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating treatments and interventions. I worked closely with multidisciplinary teams to provided joined up patient care and where possible to manage conditions to enable patients to remain at home.
Prior to that I worked as a Paramedic ( 2004- 2014 ) dealing with all 999 emergency situations. My role included team leader and auditing as well as a wide range of patient assessment, management and treatment across all age ranges.
I have always been committed to maintaining and improving my continued professional development and I regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current, and evidence based. In 2016 I completed a Masters degree in specialist nursing.
I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.
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
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Philip Smith – Beauchamps
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Paul Paxton – Stewarts
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Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
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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
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