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VANESSA ADAMS

Registered Nurse

Vanessa is a Registered General Nurse with extensive Adult, Paediatric and Neonatal experience in both the NHS and private healthcare sector. Qualifying in 2004, Vanessa began her career working in Primary Care as a Community Staff Nurse for Adult and Children's Services. In 2007 Vanessa progressed to senior nurse within the Accident and Emergency Department of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust. She specialised in emergency surgery and orthopaedics for Adult and Paediatric Services; as well as advanced life support. After a transfer to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. In 2016, Vanessa accepted a promotion to Intensive Care Senior Sister at Great Ormond Street Hospital London, where whilst covering for matron duties and other executive management responsibilities, she went on to be part of the team that managed the Best Interest legal case for the family of Charlie Gard in 2017.

Vanessa has a specialised knowledge of clinical care delivery at all levels within both statutory and private health care service providers. She has a comprehensive understanding of nursing care and healthcare provision in primary, acute, emergency, intensive care, home care and private care facilities and has experience in report writing for NHS executive and non-executive management, clinical assessment and for use in legal proceedings.

ABOUT VANESSA

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dip HE Nursing (RGN)

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice                  

  • Neonatal Intensive Care (405)       

  • Advanced Clinical assessment                   

  • Care and Case Management          

  • ARNI (Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant).

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Experienced Expert Witness;

  • Compliant with CPR Part 35 legal training;

  • Intensive Care;

  • Emergency Care and Surgery;

  • Incident investigation;

  • Policy and procedure;

  • Risk Assessments;

  • Assessment of adults/children with illness and physical disability including head, spine, orthopaedic, palliative care, intensive care and birth injury;

  • Report writing.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Paediatrics;

  • Neonatal Intensive care;

  • Neurological Injuries;

  • Brain Injuries;

  • Vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and behavioural problems;

  • Care, general medicine and orthopaedic care;

  • Care and Case Management;

  • Liability;

  • Loss of Services.