Nicola is the Professional Lead for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals at the Training Hub.
She previously worked on a project for Health Education England looking at the workforce development needs of the independent care sector in relation to the implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework - which led her to collaborating with Skills for Care, where she helped deliver part of the Well Led Programme across the Midlands and the East.
Nicola works closely with local authorities here in Nottingham, helping to develop educational sessions for the independent care sector with the goal of improving clinical knowledge and reducing demand on urgent care services.
Since 2018, Nicola has also been part of the Frailty Faculty at Nottingham Trent University, and is now lecturing on a range of modules at the University.
As a member of the Health Foundation’s Q Community, Nicola has an interest in quality improvement, and founded Nottinghamshire’s Independent Care Sector Community of Practice (@Notts_CareCoP) which aims to improve professional relationships whilst reducing unwarranted variation and silo working.
She also played an integral role in setting up the Mid Notts Proactive Care Home Service in 2015, and in 2018 was shortlisted in the Nursing Times in the ‘Rising Star’ category.
Nicola holds a BSc degree (Hons) in Nursing, an MSc degree in Advanced Nursing and has also recently been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’.