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JP Nolan

Adviser on Acute, Emergency and Critical Care

JP NolanJP Nolan is a registered adult nurse with experience in NHS, independent sector and defence nursing in five countries. JP graduated from UCD and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. After graduating he went on to work in critical care before relocating to London and a post in Accident and Emergency at Moorfields Eye Hospital. JP studied in a number of London universities including Thames Valley and City gaining qualifications in infection control nursing, ophthalmic nursing and an MSc incorporating advanced practice modules in physical assessment and medicines management.

While a clinical nurse specialist at Barts and the London NHS Trust 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, the park itself and the press and broadcast centres. These services included emergency trauma and medical care, specialist sports medicine and physical therapies, dental, primary care, pharmacy and spectator first aid.

JP completed the Professionally Qualified Officers Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2009 having joined the Territorial Army in 2006.  As a Captain in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (V), JP has served in Afghanistan and was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for his nursing there. JP will continue to serve in the Territorial Army at 256 City of London Field Hospital while working at the RCN.

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.nolan@rcn.org.uk