Gail's profile

Qualifying in 1980 and working in Secondary care initially then moving into the community in 1985, returning to the community a second time as a team leader after converting and undertaking the D.N diploma in 1993. In 2007 was successful at becoming a leg ulcer nurse specialist in Bristol south and East. Gail Set up a leg ulcer clinic in 1995 and become involved in providing training for the community.

Gail helped set up the wound care service with her colleague within Bristol when North and South merged to become Bristol Community Health cic. The service has continued to develop and grow. Responsible for education in Leg ulcer management including Doppler for the district nurses. Facilitates leg ulcer management and Doppler training for the LMC for practice nurses.

Main aims of the wound care service is to reduce secondary care activities, reduce pressure ulcers, reduce dressing costs and upskill practitioners. The service runs clinics and visits nursing homes, practices and patients in their own home.

Achievements

  • Publishing of 8 articles in wound care journals
  • Nursing in Practice award 2009
  • Wounds UK highly commended 2010
  • Wounds Uk highly commended 2011
  • BCH BOSCA 's Building on Success 2013 (team award)

Professional qualifications

  • State Enrolled Nurse
  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • ENB care of the elderly
  • ENB diabetes
  • District Nurse Diploma
  • ENB Teaching and assessing in practice
  • Community Practice teacher
  • ENB N18 Leg ulcer Management (Charing Cross)
  • Independent nurse prescribing
  • Debridement in wounds

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Professional Studies.