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Mrs Jane Board

Professional Description:

Lymphoedema Consultant Nurse Practitioner

Qualifications:

MSc, RN

Address:
Harbour Medical Centre
1, Pacific Drive
Sovereign Harbour North
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN23 6DW
Area of work:

East Sussex & Nationwide

Details

In 1981, Jane Board qualified as a state registered nurse at The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London. Prior to her entry into the field of lymphology, she undertook many aspects of general nursing: surgical, medical, practice and school nursing. In 1994, working in a hospice as a palliative care nurse resulted in her commencement of lymphoedema treatment for terminally ill patients and the subsequent development of a lymphoedema service for patients in the end stages of life.

Her completion of a Diploma in the Specialist Management of Chronic Oedema (University of Manchester, 1996) furthered her theoretical and clinical skills to practice autonomously to obtain differential diagnosis and treat comprehensively all types of chronic oedema (swelling) i.e.primary lymphoedema, secondary lymphoedema, lipoedema and oedema occurring at the end stages of life.

Between 1996 to 2011, Jane developed 5 other lymphoedema services in the south east of England. Employment by Hospices and / or the NHS to lead their lymphoedema service(s) furthered her specialist practice through the treatment of many hundreds of sufferers with complex, chronic forms of oedema. In conjunction with gross swelling (oedema), symptoms included tissue fibrosis, lymph leakage, elephantiasis, morbid obesity and infection (cellulitis). Causes involve cancer, heart failure, filariasis, morbid obesity and venous insufficiency. Her role as clinic lead enabled her recruitment and training of staff, and the development of service models of lymphoedema care, in accordance with the specification of the healthcare organisation.

Her achievement of a MSc (distinction): Skin, Skills and Treatment (2011) and the publication of her 5th article for national nursing journals were some of the events that culminated in her decision to establish her own company for independent practice (Lymphoedema Specialist Services Ltd). Unforeseen at the time, the NHS reforms of 2012, subsequently resulted her commissioning by three clinical commissioning groups to provide a lymphoedema service across East Sussex. At the same time, an approach from The British Lymphology Society for Trusteeship.

Her employment of staff provided the time to commence expert witness training (civil) and receive instruction for her first expert witness report in 2014 (Claimant), and for an expert opinion of fact in 2017. Jane has recently received her third instruction (Defence), and is due to commence The Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Training (Civil) in December 2019.

Jane is therefore committing to expert witness work, for Claimant and Defence, for all types of lymphoedema, and in relation to clinical negligence, breach of duty, causation and prognosis.

In consideration of her clinical work, Jane is able to offer a report completion between 4 - 6 weeks following acceptance of instruction. In respect of an urgent request, and subject to her availability, a 2 week response.

Training

Expert Witness Bond Solon training commencement Dec 19, completion Spring 2020. Master degree model, Report writing, The Legal system, Webinars, Expert Witness Conference 2019

Membership

The British Lymphology Society (Trustee), Lymphoedema Support Network, Expert Witness, Royal College of Nursing, Nursing& Midwifery Council

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