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 Expert  728594

Expert in Nursing Care and Rehabilitation


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Cambs
United Kingdom
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Expert is a highly respected independent independent nursing, care and rehabilitation expert. She has worked in this field for over 13 years and provided opinion on a large number of cases (over 1000) worldwide. Expert is experienced in the following fields: Rehabilitation In Medicine, Surgery And Physical Disability, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Trauma, Care Of The Elderly,Neurological Disorders and Brain Injury. Expert has specific skills in individual client assessment, co-ordination of short and long term care packages and multi-disciplinary liaison for client programmes.

She has extensive experience in practical management of care plans as an acting Case Manager. She is well-versed in obtaining and managing jointly funded packages through Health, Social Services, Education and charitable and private means. This is through her role as Matron, Early Rehabilitation Programme Manager (Papworth), Head of Care (Cheshire Home) and Nursing and Care Advisor. She has experience of continuing care policies, Section 47 Assessments, Community Occupational Therapy Services, Respite Provision and Statutory and private housing provision along with education and charitable support schemes and criteria.

She was a member of the Addenbrookes & Huntingdon School of Nursing Examination Board responsible for setting and monitoring final examinations for Registered Nurses - specifically in the fields of General Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics. Her Care Practice Models and Standards were established as the accepted pass criteria. Expert has worked in senior management roles managing multi-disciplinary and multi-vocational teams of up to 80 team members.

She has the following Qualifications & Awards: Registered General Nurse - West Essex School of Nursing March 82 to October 85, National Vocational Qualification in Care - Assessors Award Level 2 & 3, 1992, Winner of the international Hartman Care Award 1992 - `The Human Being as the Centre of Nursing Care Utopia or Reality', UNUM Rehabilitation Network Award 1995 - `Good Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation.' Expert's list of Present and Past Membership of Professional Bodies includes: Member of the Royal College of Nursing from Student Nurse to date, UKCC ( Nursing and Midwifery Council ) member, pin no 82C 1409E, Member of Addenbrookes & Huntingdon School Nursing Examination Board, Member of Nursing Advisory Group Leonard Cheshire Foundation, Member of the Institute of Directors, Full Member of CMSUK (Case Management Society UK), Visiting Professor of Nursing Law and Ethics at the International University of Nursing St Kitts & Nevis.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   Nursing   Nursing   West Essex School of Nursing  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2010

 

Prizm Consultancy Ltd

 

Nursing, Care and Rehabilitation Director

 

She is an independent expert.

1996 to 1998

 

St Andrews Care Centre, Bottisham

 

Matron

 

Total responsibility for care matters at the 90 bed private hospital (including major surgery unit). Total management responsibility for 80 staff. Responsible for the establishment of staff education programmes, on-going, care practices and standards recruitment, screening; appraisal and disciplinary matters: Liaison with multi disciplinary teams and the Management Board.

1994 to 1996

 

Papworth Trust, Papworth

 

Early Rehabilitation Program Manager

 

Responsible for co-ordinating individual rehabilitation programs for clients which included medical, social, and funding issues. Solely responsible for the marketing of the Rehabilitation Program. Sole responsibility for the Rehabilitation Program budget, including European Social Fund Moneys and Legal and Compensation Fees.

1990 to 1994

 

Leonard Cheshire Foundation, Brampton

 

Head of Care, Deputy Head of Home

 

Successfully established new national policies and procedures for the care of disabled individuals. She had to set up the new unit from planning to operational implementation: Solely responsible for the recruitment, training, management and development of 80 staff Set care standards and effectively liaised with multi-disciplinary teams (from both inside and outside the health care field). Developed and implemented a staff appraisal scheme. Successfully marketed the new concept of individualised care for physically disabled individuals. Major budget input in the running of the home producing projections, plans, and reports. NVQ assessor for Care Staff.

1987 to 1990

 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon

 

Sister

 

Sister on the Orthopaedic and Trauma General Surgical wards. Bleep holder for the surgical unit, including Accident & Emergency. Responsible for a staff team of 50, including on ward training, management of standards and maintaining patient care. Responsible for the training of student and pupil nurses. Extensive experience of severe head injury including ventilation requirements. Knowledge of care of ventilation patients either in hospital or community settings.

1982 to 1985

 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon

 

Senior Staff Nurse

 

Staff Nurse on the Cold Orthopaedic and Ophthalmology Ward. Partial responsibility for a staff team of 50.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

RCN, CMS (UK)

Licenses/Certifications

RGN


Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert provides expert opinion on care and rehabilitation resulting from catastrophic injury or clinical negligence. She also provides opinion on nursing care and practice. Her case load exceeds 70 cases per annum with a case balance of 40% Claimant, 40% Defence, 20% Joint Instruction.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

In her role as Visiting Professor International University of Nursing, St Kitts, WI Expert Ann has specific responsibility for Nursing Law and Ethics. She lectured to first and second year student nurses and had a visiting role to local hospitals assisting in training staff and mentoring students


 

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