Based in: Oxfordshire
Clients: the Midlands and South East
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- RN 1995
- BSc 2002
- ENB 237 - Oncological nursing
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) - (Adults’ Management) 2017
- ENB R18 - Research utilisation
- ENB 998 - Teaching and assessing in clinical practice
- ENB N92 - Nature of cancer and its treatments
- Nursing Midwifery Council Member
- Royal College of Nursing Member
Gwen is experienced in the following areas:
- Brain injury
- Palliative care
- Complex symptom management
- Elderly care
- Respiratory care
- Challenging behaviour
Gwen is a recently revalidated registered General Nurse who qualified in 1995. To date, her professional career experience has covered a wide range of nursing including intensive care, rehabilitation and palliative care in both community and hospitals settings. Gwen’s community nursing care has included teenagers, adults complex, acute and chronic conditions as well as working with their families.
Since November 2017, Gwen has worked in an Intermediate Care Unit. This role involves the assessment, admission and discharge of patients requiring rehabilitation from surgery or illness. She is responsible for the safe discharge of patients, liaising with families and multidisciplinary teams.
Immediately prior to her current role, Gwen worked in a nursing and care home environment where she had clinical responsibility for patient care as well as assessments, palliative care including complex symptom management, supervision of staff including rota, training and monitoring practice. Gwen also worked as a palliative nurse for four years nursing patients in local hospices and in their own homes who required palliative, end of life care and symptom management.
As a senior nurse manager, Gwen has provided nursing and personal care for clients with complex needs in their own homes. This included responsibility for client assessment and care planning; supervision of staff standards and training including hoist, medication, PEG care and feeds; and working closely with multidisciplinary teams.
In addition to general ward hospital nursing, Gwen’s hospital nursing experience includes seven years as a ward manager in a 30-bed ward providing rehabilitation, palliative and acute care for patients as well as being responsible for the management of nurses and health care assistant teams. Gwen also has respiratory ward experience having been responsible for patients with acute, palliative and chronic respiratory problems. The respiratory unit that she worked on had high dependency beds including non-invasive ventilation. she has provided nursing care to women pre and post breast surgery for cancer and nursing caesium treatment for women with cervical cancer.
Gwen is proactive at keeping both mandatory training and appropriate training required for her role up to date.
Gwen enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has three grown up sons as well as a very active toddler grandson. She also enjoys long walks by the river with her springer spaniel.
In her spare time, Gwen’s pastimes include visiting the theatre and cinema as well as learning new DIY skills.