Head of Nursing Practice
JP Nolan is a registered adult nurse with experience in NHS, independent sector, defence and humanitarian nursing in five countries. JP graduated from University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin in 2000. After graduating he went on to work and qualify in Critical Care before relocating to London, working in Accident and Emergency. JP studied in a number of London universities including Thames Valley and City gaining qualifications in Infection
Control Nursing, Ophthalmic Nursing and an MSc Advanced Practice including physical assessment and medicines management. JP Continues to practice clinically in the NHS and with St John Ambulance.
While a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Barts Health JP was awarded the Edith Cavell Scholarship for his work on vascular access management. The scholarship involved travelling to the USA and working with nursing teams there to reduce access related complications, particularly in the dialysis population. From this post JP moved into a role as a Nurse Adviser at the National Patient Safety Agency and later to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. JP worked as the manager of medical services in the Olympic Park venues and the Park itself. These services included athlete emergency trauma and medical care, specialist sports medicine and physical therapies, dental, primary care, pharmacy and spectator first aid. Since the London 2012 Olympic Games JP has been part of the planning committee for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a member of the clinical team at the Invcitus Games for wounded service personnel in 2014.
JP completed the Professionally Qualified Officers Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2009 having joined the Territorial Army, now the Army Reserve, in 2006. As a Captain in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corp, JP has served in Afghanistan and was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for his nursing there. JP is still a serving member of the Defence Medical Services at the British Army Reserve 256 (City of London) Field Hospital and also teaches on the BSc Defence Healthcare at Birmingham City University.
From a research perspective JP’s interests are broadly linked by a patient safety theme. These include how organisational psychology affects individual practitioner’s decision making and so patient safety, and also advances in nursing technology and their implementation in patient safety systems. JP is currently undertaking a PhD in the area.