• Jackie Nicholson, RN

    Global I.V. Leadership Summit Faculty

    • Jackie Nicholson, RN

      Jackie Nicholson, RN

      From a background in intensive care nursing, Jackie has spent the last 10 years specialising in the field of intravenous therapy and vascular access. In 2006, Jackie set up a PICC insertion service at The Royal Surrey County Hospital which saved approximately 1000 bed days per year and contributed to a 90% reduction in MRSA bacteraemias over a 4 year period. During the next 7 years Jackie was involved in the introduction of many service improvements including overseeing the evaluation and introduction of a new IV specific products across the Trust. In 2011 Jackie was the recipient of the British Journal of Nursing IV Therapy Nurse of the Year award and was elected to the board of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS). In 2013 Jackie took up the post of Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access at St George’s Hospital and in 2014 was elected as the chair of NIVAS. Jackie has written for publication and is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nursing (IV Therapy supplement). Jackie has also presented at conferences both at home and abroad on subjects ranging from the patient experience to leading teams in challenging times. In 2016 Jackie took on an interim Head of Nursing role alongside her Nurse Consultant role for 6 months. This gave an opportunity for development in a more corporate role and had the added challenge of preparing for a CQC inspection during that time. In her role as Nurse Consultant, Jackie’s time is divided equally between clinical vascular access and team leadership and her focus is on delivering the best patient experience and outcome within the challenging framework of the current NHS.