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Advisory Board

Una AdderleyUna Adderley
Lecturer in Community/ Public Health Nursing, University of Leeds

Una Adderley has a clinical background in district nursing and specialist tissue viability nursing and a research background in wound care and clinical judgement and decision making. She currently works as a lecturer at the University of Leeds where she teaches undergraduate and post-graduate nurses and undertakes research. She is particularly keen on demystifying research so as to help nurses deliver evidence based care, especially in the field of tissue viability

Rhona Aikman_MHRhona Aikman
Practice Nurse, Gourock Medical Practice, Chair, Scottish Practice Nurse Association

Rhona is a practice nurse in Gourock on the west coast of Scotland. Her main areas of interest are diabetes and travel health, and she loves the variety of work in general practice. Rhona managed to combine her nursing skills with travel while volunteering in Namibia and Peru. When she retires she would like to work for a year or so with VSO. In her free time, she is involved with the Simon Community, a charity working with homeless people in Glasgow.

George Coxon

George Coxon
RMN, Chair, Mental Health Nursing Association (MHNA) and Nursing in Practice Editorial Board

George trained in mental health nursing in the north east of England during the 80s before moving to the south west and then spent many years working as a CPN, team manager, counsellor, therapist, training and service manager before becoming primary care mental health advisor at Avon Health Authority, Bristol. George has retained a very hands on role in dealing with MH issues in his role as Director of a care provider company running care homes in Devon and also has a commissioning background working with NHS Devon across all aspect of health care most recently as end of life care programme lead where is continues to do much work. He is the Chair of the Mental Health Nursing Association and regional lead for Wales and has recently returned from developing links between mental health nurses in China and is becoming involved in work with the DH in the Partners in Health initiative.

Donna DavenportDonna Davenport
RGN, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Donna is a Senior Lecturer on the Community Health Specialist Practitioner (General Practice Nursing) Programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. With over 25 years experience in the NHS in both secondary and primary care she has worked as a Practice Nurse and Practice Nurse Lead at a Primary Care Trust in the North West. Donna is particularly passionate about education, training and development for health care professionals working in primary care and works tirelessly to raise the profile of Practice Nurses within the challenging workforce development agenda facing the NHS. Donna’s specialist area is contraception and sexual health, a major priority in the current public health strategy. She has been a member of the Nursing in Practice (NIP) Advisory Panel since its launch in 2001.

Marilyn EveleighMarilyn Eveleigh
Independent Nurse Consultant, Former Head of Quality & Risk and Lead Nurse, NHS Brighton & Hove

As the former Head of Clinical Quality & Risk and Lead Nurse at NHS Brighton & Hove, Marilyn 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, that 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.

gallagher-4705Ursula Gallagher
Deputy Chief Inspector of General Medical Services and Integrated Care and Nurse Lead (London), Care Quality Commission

Professor Ursula Gallagher, was recently appointed as Deputy Chief Inspector of General Medical Services and Integrated Care – Nursing Lead (London) at the Care Quality Commission. She was previously the Governing Body Nurse and the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs. Prior to this she worked as a Director of Quality and Clinical Governance for more than 20 years. She has worked at a national level leading work on Safeguarding and Clinical Leadership. In 2009 she co-led the support unit for the Prime Minister’s Commission in the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which published its report ‘Frontline Care’ in March 2010. Ursula has worked in a variety of clinical settings especially in the field of cardiorespiratory care and still works in clinical practice mostly with patients with long term respiratory disease. Ursula’s other interests include professional leadership, workforce and role development, developing new organisational forms for care delivery and involving patients in service re-design. Ursula was a member of the Clinical Advisory Panel for the King’s Fund Inquiry into the Quality of General Practice in England, and is a member of the Department of Health Payment by Results Clinical Advisory Group.  She is also Visiting Professor in Primary Care Leadership at Buckinghamshire New University.

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Helen Lewis
Independent Nurse Consultant

Helen qualified from the University of Glamorgan in 2003 and commenced her nursing career in the South Wales Valleys, where she further developed her interest in wound care and infection control in the community. She then went on to complete a Bachelors in Midwifery and practiced at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantristant, South Wales, prior to entering into the primary care setting, working for a six-partner GP practice in Newport. Here, her interest in wound care, travel and women’s health issues were further developed. Helen is now a practice nurse at Brynderwen Surgery, St Mellons, Cardiff. Helen’s commitment and enthusiasm for nursing is without boundary, and she has recently stood for election to the Royal College of Nursing Welsh Board for the forum seat in primary care, community care and public health.