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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. 

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Dr Peter Carter, OBE, Independent Healthcare Consultant and Former Chief Executive, Royal College of Nursing

Dr Peter Carter was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing from January 2007 until August 2015. Before assuming the post at the RCN he was CEO of the Central & North West London NHS Trust for 12 years.

Dr Carter commenced his career by training as a psychiatric and general nurse.  He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel. He also has an MBA and a PhD from the University of Birmingham.He was awarded the OBE for services to the NHS in 2006. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and was awarded the Presidents medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2010.

He is a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin, Kings College and Canterbury Christchurch Universities, and now works as an independent management and healthcare consultant.

 

David Green, Nurse Consultant – Immunisations, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Dept, National Infection Service, Public Health England

David Green is Nurse Consultant for Immunisations with the PHE national immunisation team in London.

Previously an infection prevention nurse, David’s interest in vaccine preventable diseases started in 2008 whilst employed in Calderdale PCT as an immunisation coordinator.

He has a professional interest on improving uptake of flu and whooping cough vaccines in pregnancy, education of healthcare professionals in immunisation and the formulation of national patient group directions for immunisation.

David completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Leeds in 2014 with a research focus on the efficacy of pneumococcal vaccines in the elderly.

 

Malikha McDonald, Sexual Health Trainer and Communications Specialist

As a thought leader, Malikha comes with over ten years of experience in men’s health, fitness and well-being working for the National Health Service, with the Criminal Justice system, alongside the local education authority and consulting pharmaceutical companies. As a qualified Train the Trainer Malikha has developed a very fresh and unique way of delivering training and supporting practitioners as they build services to engage those who are most at risk.

Over the years Malikha has helped to developed and implement campaigns and interventions on a city and national wide basis.  

With a specialism in risk taking behaviour, hyper masculinity and how to engage the most at risk he works with second and third sector organisation to better deliver and facilitate workshops and training around sexual health and service within disengaged communities.

 

Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Diabetes Nursing

Dr. Jen Nash is a Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She specialises in diabetes and obesity and is the author of Diabetes and Wellbeing’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and ‘Why the F Are We So F-A-T? (It’s Not Just ‘Food-And-Treadmills’. It’s ‘Feelings-And-Thoughts’), a 30 Day Experiment revealing the ‘non-hunger’ reasons why we eat. Jen is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing. She was named an ‘Outstanding Educator’ Finalist in the Quality in Care Awards 2014 and was awarded the honour of a ‘World Diabetes Day Hero‘ in 2012 by the International Diabetes Federation. Jen has been living with type 1 diabetes since childhood and is the founder of ‘Positive Diabetes’ and ‘The Eating Blueprint’ – online educational services for people with type 1 and type 2 and health care professionals. If you would like to receive free resources, please visit www.PositiveDiabetes.com and www.EatingBlueprint.com.

 

Carla Renton, Information and Communications Manager, Psoriasis Association

Carla is the Information and Communications Manager at the Psoriasis Association, where she has worked since 2010. The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Founded in 1968, the Psoriasis Association has nearly 50 years of experience of engaging with psoriasis patients looking for information and support, and representing their voices at a national level. Much of Carla’s work at the Psoriasis Association involves developing good quality, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatments; and liaising with healthcare professionals, prominent researchers, and other psoriasis stakeholders.

 

Nicola Shoebridge, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Nicola Shoebridge is a Sepsis Nurse based within the Sepsis Team at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. She worked as a Critical Care Nurse prior to this role between the years of 2008 and 2016, working within General Critical Care. Nicola has now been in the role since November 2016.

The Sepsis Team are currently working at UHCW and working with the surrounding Community Health Services to promote awareness of sepsis for healthcare professionals and also members of the public. The Sepsis Team was identified as a requirement and was then established at UHCW towards the end of 206 in accordance with the National Sepsis CQUIN. The Sepsis Team is a small group of three nurses and their role is ever expanding.

 

Emma Evans, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Emma Evans is a Sepsis Nurse based within the Sepsis Team at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. She worked as a Critical Care Nurse prior to this role between the years of 2008 and 2016, working within Cardiothoracic Critical Care. Emma has now been in the role since October 2016.

The Sepsis Team are currently working at UHCW and working with the surrounding Community Health Services to promote awareness of sepsis for healthcare professionals and also members of the public. The Sepsis Team was identified as a requirement and was then established at UHCW towards the end of 206 in accordance with the National Sepsis CQUIN. The Sepsis Team is a small group of three nurses and their role is ever expanding.

 

Martin Bollard, Associate Head of School (Research), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Coventry University

Martin Bollard has worked with people with learning disabilities for 30 years. He worked in the NHS for 15 years in various clinical and leadership roles and was the first nurse in the UK to devise and implement a health check into primary care for adults with learning disability.

Martin has held 3 University appointments – his current position at Coventry University is Associate Head of School/Principal Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. He has published widely in nursing journals and edited 2 specialist learning disability texts.

He is a Senior Associate and Intellectual Disability Council Member at the Royal Society of Medicine. Martin currently acts as a clinical expert for NHS England assisting with the Care Treatment Reviews, part of the Transforming Care Agenda. His current research programmes include men’s health and disability and psycho-social interventions for adults with learning disabilities.