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Liverpool Speakers

Liverpool 2019 Speakers

Speakers at Nursing in Practice Liverpool 2019 include:

Chair: Helen Lewis, Independent Specialist Nurse and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Helen has been a member of the Nursing in Practice Advisory Board since 2006. As well as being a qualified midwife, she has a long history of community based nursing since qualifying in 2003 from the University of Glamorgan. Gaining experience within the General Practice setting since 2005 and successfully completing her BSc in Community Studies in 2007, Helen became self-employed in 2009.  

Helen now works as a Nurse Practitioner, specialising in minor illness in General practice in the South Wales Valleys and is currently studying for her MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner qualification in the University of South Wales. Her enthusiasm for both the Nursing Profession and the community setting is without boundary and she has successfully mentored several community based nurses through their own educational endeavours within the Community Practice BSc.         

Dr Richard Clibbens, Consultant Nurse, Trust Non-Medical Prescribing Lead, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Richard is a registered mental health and adult nurse and has been a Consultant Nurse in older people’s mental health and dementia for the past 18 years. He has published a number of book chapters and articles related to this clinical area. He completed his PhD related to younger people with dementia at The University of Sheffield in 2016. His main clinic role is in the diagnosis of dementia. Richard has recently been appointed as a nurse on the Quality Standards Advisory Committee for Dementia and was previously a nurse member of the Committee which produced the updated Dementia Guideline for Health & Social Care published in June 2018.

Dr Maryanne Freer, Director, GP and primary care training, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Dr Maryanne Freer is a practising psychiatrist in Northumberland, a general practice clinical academic leading a part of the medical degree in primary care at Newcastle University, as well as being the CWMT GP Educator. She has held a lectureship in primary care since 1996 and has worked in post graduate GP education in mental health since 1999 having worked at national and regional NIMHE and local PCT and GP practice level. Dr Freer works closely with the Royal College of General Practice, GP Deaneries and VTS schemes UK wide as well as with CCGs and GP practice teams.

Dr Roger Henderson, GP and Media Medic

Dr Roger Henderson is a senior GP, recently retired from his position as the head of a 16,000 patient general practice; Linden Hall Surgery, Newport, Shropshire where he was also a GP trainer, running his large main surgery and two branch surgeries. He now works as a sessional GP for the practice in order to concentrate on his health PR and media work. One of the UK’s most respected media medics, writing regular columns for national newspapers, magazines and blogs, he appears regularly on television, radio and the internet. He chairs and speaks at many health conferences, both in the UK and globally, and is the UK Medical Director for LIVA Healthcare – winner of the Health IT firm of the year at the recent Health Investor Awards 2018. He has a special interest in influenza and vaccination.

Heather Henry, Nurse Entrepreneur, Owner, Brightness Management, Founder, BreathChamps and BreathStars

Queen’s Nurse Heather is a nurse entrepreneur, social innovator and health policy influencer. She chaired New NHS Alliance, which influences national health strategy and policy on health inequalities, for over 2 years.
Her national nurse leadership focuses on the development of primary and community nursing, particularly general practice nursing. She is a former practice nurse, director of primary care, deputy director of commissioning and children’s trust project director. 
A frontline nurse, Heather practises a social model of public health, co-producing solutions with local people. Her latest innovation is BreathChamps: Where whole communities learn about children’s asthma in fun ways.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, she was named as one of the ‘top 70 standout health and care stars’ . In 2016 Heather received the Open University Business School Alumnus Award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Society’.

Colette Kelly, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Liverpool Diabetes Partnership

As a registered nurse for over 20 years, Colette has had the opportunity to work across a variety of clinical settings, always with an interest in diabetes. She is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse working in an integrated diabetes service, a diverse role which allows her, not only to work alongside diabetes consultants, dietitians and podiatrists in community MDT clinics, but also to deliver patient education in a variety of settings across the city. Working with primary care clinicians and community teams, providing support and delivering shared diabetes care to patients’ closer to home. This can also include education, case study review, individualising care plans and wider audit work.

Pauline MacDonald, Independent Consultant Nurse & Managing Director, Infection Matters Limited

Pauline is an Independent Consultant Nurse specialising in Immunisation and Infection Prevention, a field she has worked in for over 20 years. She has had her own business, Infection Matters Limited, since 2008. Pauline provides education, training and support to numerous public sector, private healthcare and pharmaceutical industry clients on infection prevention and immunisation issues.

She served in the Army for 25 years finishing as deputy to the Consultant in Communicable Disease in the Surgeon General’s Office at the Ministry of Defence. She then worked in a NHS Primary Care Trust for 10 years followed by 18 months in Public Health in a Local Authority. In 2014 she was employed by Public Health England (seconded to NHS England) as Programme Director for the national influenza, pneumococcal and shingles immunisation programmes. Pauline left this post at the end of March 2017.

For seven years Pauline was Nurse Member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent advisory committee that advises Ministers on matters relating to the provision of vaccination and immunisation services. Pauline has experience of immunisation strategy, policy, implementation and delivery from national JCVI level down to local immunisation delivery in primary care, domiciliary and community based settings.

Juliette PalmerDiabetes Specialist Nurse, Liverpool Diabetes Partnership

As a qualified nurse for over 30 years, Juliette has been fortunate enough to work in some extremely rewarding environments. She has been working within the field of diabetes for the last 5 1/2 years, initially as a Diabetes Nurse Educator, and now in her current role as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse. She believes it is a diverse role and each day brings new challenges. As a member of LDP, she is involved in the development and delivery of education to patients, nursing home training, medication reviews and providing home visits to housebound patients. She works closely with one of the outreach nurses in the city centre to address this challenging area.

Clair Priestly, Tissue Viability Nurse Lead, Manchester Local Care Organisation (North Manchester)

After working in District Nursing in Calderdale for 13 years, Clair Priestley began working as a Tissue Viability in the acute setting in Bradford before moving to her current position as Tissue Viability Nurse Lead in North Manchester Community Services, Pennine Acute NHS Trust. She is passionate about improving leg ulcer management and is currently working closely with the District Nursing teams in the local area to ensure all patients are receiving optimal treatment. Part of her service is a wound care service for the homeless and hard to reach populations.

Jennie Smith, National Stakeholder and Nursing Networks Manager, Primary Care Digital Transformation team, NHS England

Jennie Smith works for the Primary Care Digital Transformation (PCDT) team at NHS England. Her background is in teaching and education but since working in the NHS she specialises in engagement, communications and events. Jennie is also responsible for the Nursing Engagement strategy for PCDT and has enjoyed setting up a Digital Nurse Network to engage and inform our nursing staff on the digital agenda. Jennie holds a personal interest in health technology, the use of data to provide better care and digital services as an enabler for patient empowerment.

Samantha Walker, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Liverpool Diabetes Partnership

Samantha has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, and has had the opportunity to work across a variety of clinical settings, with the last 8 years being spent in General Practice as a Practice Nurse. She enjoyed the diversity and challenges the role offered, and prior to this, worked as a District nurse.

Samantha has recently moved to work in her current role as a Diabetic Nurse Educator with Liverpool Diabetes Partnership, which is offering lots of new challenges. She is also currently studying for Non-Medical Prescribing.