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Marilyn Eveleigh, Independent Nurse Consultant and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

As the former Head of Clinical Quality & Risk and Lead Nurse at NHS Brighton & Hove, Marilyn Eveleigh was the Named Nurse for Child & Adult safeguarding and has undertaken Serious Incidents investigations and led the Health Investigation clinical team. Presently she is a member of the Nursing in Practice Advisory Board, which supports national conferences, a bi-monthly journal, a lively website and national annual Awards for primary and community nurses. She has led the development of Practice Nursing Competencies and a Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes and acts as an independent trainer, clinical incident investigator and consultant for quality, patient safety and primary care nursing.


Corrine Lang, Lead Nurse Practitioner, Abbey Medical Practice

Corrine Lang is a senior nurse with 32 years’ extensive experience in primary and secondary care, including service and pathway development, leading and developing nursing services and involved in research. Through her various roles she has had extensive leadership and management experience and led on complex re-design programmes within Commissioning.

Within her roles Corrine has always tried to champion patient choice and the development of the role of the nurse. Her roles have included Community Matron for Long Term Conditions, Team and Clinical Facilitator, Practice Development Nurse for an Acute Trust. She has also been a Specialist Nurse in Palliative Care, District Nursing Sister and Ward Manager in elderly care. 


Julie Van Onselen, Director and Education Specialist, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd

Julie Van Onselen’s dermatology career began in Oxford as a Ward Sister in 1990. In 1997, she moved out of the NHS into the pharmaceutical industry and then worked in a medical education agency as head of dermatology. Currently, Julie maintains her clinical role by working once a month as a dermatology nurse with a GPwSI in Oxford. Julie also works for the National Eczema Society one day a week. She is a long-standing member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPGS) advisory group and an active member of the British Dermatology Nursing Group (BDNG); currently sitting on the BDNG educational committee. In July 2012, Julie was awarded the Stone Award for outstanding contribution to dermatological nursing by the BDNG. Julie is the joint clinical editor for the BDNG Professional journal – Dermatological Nursing, published quarterly. Julie is passionate about improving dermatology care and support for people with skin conditions through developing educational initiatives for both healthcare professionals and patients.


Nicola Ball, Dermatology Nurse Specialist, Honorary contract Bristol Royal Infirmary

Nicola Ball qualified as a nurse in 1991 after training in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service (QARNNS) and has worked in dermatology in primary and secondary care for the last 25 years. She currently works for Galderma UK (Ltd), a pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology. Nicki has worked for Galderma since 2014 and delivers education on acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer and photodynamic therapy. She also performs service development where she helps set up dermatology clinics in secondary and primary care and trains the nursing teams.

Nicki maintains an honorary contract in Bristol at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where she assesses patients in a chronic inflammatory disease clinic who may require systemic treatments and biologics.



Nalini Brown, Travel Health Specialist Nurse Manager, London Travel Clinic

Nalini Brown has worked in general nursing for over 20 years but found her passion and niche as a Travel Health Nurse and Practice Nurse in the corporate sector for over eight years.







Sylvie Hampton, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse, Wound Care Consultants Ltd

Sylvie Hampton has over 20 years’ experience in wound care. 16 of those years were spent as an independent consultant running a private wound healing centre commissioned by the NHS to care for chronic wounds.

She has written over 300 articles and two books on wound care. She has acted as a trainer and advisor for nursing homes, district nursing teams, practice nurses and hospital nurses, as well as an expert witness for coroners, Crown Court, Nursing and Midwifery Council and for litigation cases.

She is a specialist advisor for CQC and undertakes research in wound care products, mattresses and seating for industry. In addition, she is a consultant for the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation and for the Marie Curie Hospice movement and organises study days and conferences.


Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO, Dementia UK

Dr Hilda Hayo has been the Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO for Dementia UK since 2013. A dual registered nurse, Hilda has held senior positions in clinical services, hospital management and higher education. She held Principal Lecturer posts at both London South Bank University and University of Northampton specialising in older people’s mental health and community care.

Hilda is particularly proud of setting up and leading a nurse led Younger People with Dementia service in Northamptonshire and still maintains her clinical practice through sessional work on the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline and having a small clinical caseload. She recently completed a doctorate into “How and why does social connectedness change in families living with the effects of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia?”


Sara Kovach-Clark, Revalidation Transition Lead, NMC

Sara Kovach-Clark is the Assistant Director responsible for the implementation of revalidation at the NMC. She initially trained as a barrister and family and community mediator before moving to work in regulation and standard setting for the legal profession. After 20 years in the legal sector she entered healthcare regulation; first as the policy and regulatory development lead for medical revalidation at the GMC in 2011, and now as revalidation lead for the NMC. She has a particular interest in how regulators can work with professionals to motivate and support them in delivering the best standards of care.




Jane Naismith, Nurse Consultant, St Joseph’s Hospice

Jane Naismith originally trained in Dundee, qualifying in 1987.  Her early nursing career focused on medicine and community care where she developed a passion for palliative care.

She joined Florence Nightingale Hospice, which is part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) in 2004 as a Community Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She was then Education Lead.   Jane then progressed through a variety of leadership and management roles, finally becoming Lead Nurse in Palliative Care.  She left BHT at the end of 2016 to take her first nurse consultant post at St Joseph’s Hospice focusing on community palliative care.

Jane has a passion for community care and is a Queen’s nurse. Jane has a strong interest in nursing leadership and was fortunate to gain a place to study healthcare leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy.


Jan Procter-King, Practice Nurse, The Ridge Medical Practice, Lead Trainer, Et al Training

Involved with General Practice for nearly 30 years Jan Procter-King has had several roles including National CVD Primary Care Nurse Advisor for DH, CHD collaborative Manager but first and now last as a practice nurse. As well as practice nursing Jan delivers her unique and informal style of training around vascular disease and motivational Interviewing around the country via Et al training.



Mandy Scott, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Co-founder, Personalised Eating Disorder Support

Mandy Scott qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2006 and has specialised in Eating Disorders. Her background includes CAMHS Inpatients, Community Eating Disorder services, NHS England Case Manager, CAMHS and Adult Eating Disorders and setting up of an Eating Disorder Charity PEDS (

She has also been privileged to have been part of the development of the new NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders 2017 and is passionate about improving access to services and early intervention. Her own experience of Anorexia has made her more determined to highlight that recovery is possible and that personal experience, used appropriately, can be positive.



Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing and Clinical Practice, Change, Grow, Live

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse on an acute admission ward Stacey Smith would all too often meet individuals struggling to cope with mental health issues and compounding problematic substance misuse. As a result, Stacey became passionate about improving the support people receive for their substance misuse. By the late 1990’s, she decided to pursue a career in substance misuse in Merseyside which, at that time, was at the front end of developing services for substance misuse.

Stacey joined Change, grow, live (CGL) in 2008 as an Area Manager and was subsequently promoted to an operational Deputy Director post.

Stacey uses her clinical expertise and operational experience to rationalise prescribing protocols and nursing activity to fit in with the ‘recovery’ model of client treatment and develop a well-trained and professional team of clinical practitioners.