- Chief Nurse and Director of Care Services
Jo qualified as a Nurse from the Sheffield School of Nursing in 1992, with a Diploma in nursing studies. She began her nursing career working on a general surgical ward. Many of the patients were undergoing surgery for a cancer diagnosis and this is where Jo first developed her interest in the area of palliative care. In 2002, Jo moved into District Nursing before joining St Luke’s Community Team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2008. As part of her role she piloted a rapid response service dealing with urgent requests, providing same day face-to-face assessment and interventions to patients in urgent need. In 2016, Jo became the Head of the Community Nursing Team overseeing the management of both the Community and Intensive Treatment Teams. Her role was further expanded in 2017 and then in April 2019, Jo was appointed Director of Care and Lead for Healthcare Partnerships. Jo has completed an Advanced Physical Assessment Course (APAC) and training in non-medical prescribing. She is currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at Sheffield Hallam University.