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Consultant/ Senior Lecturer/ Nurse

Nicola Payne

Enono/ Nottingham Trent University/ Beaumond House Hospice

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Nicola is a consultant for Enono (meaning joined up in Greek). Nicola designs and delivers interventions to support workforce development across health and social care. Nicola has a particular passion for social care and is currently working on a programme that give nurses working in social care the knowledge and skills to progress on the advanced practice trajectory. Nicola is also a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and is the academic lead for their frailty CPD modules. Nicola also works clinically in a 4 bed nurse led hospice. Previously  Nicola has worked with 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. As part of this work Nicola delivered sessions on the Skills for Care Well Led programme across Midlands and East. Locally Nicola worked collaboratively with the local authority to develop educational sessions for the independent care sector, which aim to improve clinical knowledge and reduce demand on urgent care services. She has previously worked clinically as a nurse in the community and helped to set up the Mid Notts proactive care home service in 2015. 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 which aims to improve professional relationships whilst reducing unwarranted variation and silo working. In 2020 Nicola was awarded the title of Queen's Nurse.

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