Jane has been a nurse for over 30 years, with a clinical background in general practice, she became a Nurse Practitioner and was an early adopter of prescribing rights and advanced practice. This extended role led to her move into academia where she supported non medical prescribing programmes and CPD for nursing and allied health at the University of Worcester. Her career grew into a number of senior management roles with responsibility for a number of health and social care programmes: Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Paramedic Science, Physician Associate, Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent prescribing, Social Work and Foundation degrees in health and social care.
Jane led the development of the first MSc Physician Associate programme at the University of Worcester and Chaired a regional group of Universities in the West Midlands working with HEE to develop a standardised curriculum for Advanced Clinical Practice. She also worked with the Local Action Workforce Board to support a successful application to be a 'fast follower test pilot site' for the new role of the Nursing Associate. Jane has a passion for partnership working and innovative new roles in healthcare. In her role in East London, she has grown the nursing and allied health programmes substantially forging close relationships with prestigious NHS trust partners for both undergraduate programmes and apprenticeships.