General Nursing, Respiratory Disease
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Diploma in Nursing ( Adults) 2010
- Member of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Member of The Royal College of Nursing ( RCN )
I qualified as a registered nurse in 2010 and have remained within the same NHS Trust since qualification.
My immediate post qualification experience was gained working on a general medical ward before moving on to a respiratory ward and high dependancy unit where I developed a specialist interest in respiratory nursing and was promoted to Ward Sister .
In 2017 and with over 5 years respiratory nursing experience I became a specialist respiratory nurse and moved on to the specialist respiratory unit where I currently work. The unit provides respiratory expertise to inpatients throughout the hospital and also in out patient clinics and at home visits.
My clinical role is varied and I see patients with a wide range of respiratory conditions. I assess, plan, implement and monitor appropriate treatments. This includes medicine optimisation, patient education and self management support for patients. I work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians to enable a shared approach to patient care and produce improvements in patient quality of life and function .
The type of respiratory conditions I have experience in include;
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD)
Home oxygen and home ventilation
Interstitial lung disease
My training, knowledge and skills allow me to carry out clinical assessments with advanced skills including, chest examination ,oxygen assessments prescribing and management which involve capillary and arterial blood gas sampling , interpretation ,reviewing and managing non -invasive ventilation and medication administration. As a nurse specialist I also do respiratory nurse talks on pulmonary rehabilitation and other forms of education, including mentoring students.
In addition to my current clinical role I can provide expert witness breach of duty reports for the Court on a wide range of general nursing issues and respiratory nursing care. This would include :
Non -Invasive Ventilation
I regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current and to maintain my professional development. I understand my responsibilities as an expert witness and Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. I have undertaken training on the role and duties of an expert witness.
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
Thanks for your support on this. You may like to note that the case settled for a value that reflected the evidence Mr Webb gave being accepted in full by the court
Simon Harrington, Irwin Mitchell
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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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
Your report was superb thank you. I’m so very grateful to you for covering so very clearly and thoroughly all the possible outcomes of this complex case – and also the consistency with the medical evidence.
Ms L Jackson – Hockfield & Co
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you again and we thank you for your expert assistance. Your assistance has enabled us to provide what is a fabulous settlement for our client which will provide him with lifelong financial security.
Kate Nicklin – Slater & Gordon
‘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