Senior Professional Tutor in the Section of Wound Healing
Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, Cardiff University
Jacqui is currently Senior Professional Tutor at the Section of Wound Healing in Cardiff, Principal Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Hertfordshire and Editor of Wounds UK. She developed her interest in wound care when working in her first staff post at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. The then Director of Nursing Pamela Hibbs had a strong interest in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management and Jacqui was intrigued to see the huge differences in care delivery and priorities when she moved to Manchester. Her first role as Clinical Specialist for Calderdale Healthcare Trust encompassed 3 hospitals and 18 community health care centres. After this she moved into the Higher Education sector teaching entirely on Tissue Viability. Throughout this time she has maintained her clinical role initially with East & North Hertfordshire and more recently with Cardiff and Vale UHB.
She will spend her time as a NICE Fellow focusing on issues that both raise the profile of wound healing nationally and help standardise the care patients receive irrespective of where they are in the UK. Her 3 stage project will cover; the development of a communication network for those involved in the delivery of wound care, the co ordination of a minimum data set (a topic which is being addressed in many regions but not nationally) and finally the development of minimum standards for education on wound healing.
Jacqui sees her role in this project as a facilitator and communication hub for co coordinating the huge amount of good work already occurring in this field particularly by the regional groups.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2011