I am a Registered Adult Nurse with over 24 years of NHS experience working primarily in secondary care settings. I provide Liability reports for both claimants and defendants as well as joint instructions, reporting on standards of nursing care, acceptable practice and risk management. I have a professional background of clinical and managerial experience supporting a comprehensive understanding of nursing practice and hospital healthcare provision. My background is predominantly within the field of Surgery and, more specifically, Urology where I originally started as a newly qualified Staff Nurse and eventually promoted to Ward Manager and Charge Nurse for 8 years. During this time I oversaw an amalgamation of specialities, adapting the fields of ENT and Gynaecology into the Urology ward and forming a cohesive nursing team under my management.
I was also previously invited as a secondment to implement the unique bespoke position of Lead Nurse for Education and Quality with a responsibility for the statutory and mandatory educational needs and clinical quality agenda of 10 surgical wards, totalling in excess of 500 staff. I was nominated for a UHNM ‘Rising Star’ staff award for this position.
More recently, since November 2016, I have moved into the field of Advanced Practice, initially as the Lead Cancer Nurse Specialist in Urology, working to develop a newly expanding team of Urology Clinical Nurse Specialists to deliver support and provision to patients with Urological Cancers, and I am now expanding my role further as a Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, incorporating new innovations to the nurse led Urological services within the department, such as an advanced Kidney Stone Specialist Nurse and Nurse Cystoscopist,
I completed a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice in September 2015, and I am currently studying part-time for a Level 7 Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice.