Carolyn Taylor

SPECIALISMS:

Breach of Duty, GP Practice Nurse Non-medical prescriber

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member of Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of The Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

EXPERIENCE

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.

 

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