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Meet the Team

ANP Committee Members

Ollie Phipps

Ollie Phipps

Forum Chair

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Practice, University of the West of England 

Ollie also works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within the Hospital @ Night team at North Bristol NHS Trust. He is a project lead for several work streams surrounding education, professional development and patient safety within that organisation. 

Ollie has worked in a variety of specialties and at various grades. His main area of expertise is management of the deteriorating patient, critical care and resuscitation.   

He has a great interest in developing advanced practice. Ollie has undertaken strategic reviews of advanced practice; specialist practice, nursing competence; education & the need to develop new advanced roles. He has highlighted a number of key recommendations. 

Ollie has spoken at local, regional, and national conferences on the subject of Hospital at Night, Advanced Practice, and Developing Competence. His thesis explored nurses' attitudes and perception of the early warning scoring system.

Shirley Reveley

Shirley Reveley

Shirley is a registered adult nurse and nurse teacher, having worked in a variety of clinical roles, including midwifery and health visiting. Shirley taught nurses since the 1980s in Carlisle, Lancaster and at the Open University (OU),  In 2005, she was made Director of the distance learning Pre-registration Nursing Programme; in 2007 Shirley was appointed Dean and Director of Studies in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the OU.

Since retiring from the Open University Shirley has held posts as a Non- Executive Director at Cumbria Teaching PCT and at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. Currently, a Non-Executive Director at Cumbria Health on Call, Trustee at Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland and Clinical Supervisor to Nurse Practitioners at West Cumberland Hospital. 

Shirley holds a PhD in Primary Health Care, focusing on the role of the nurse practitioner in Primary Care. She led the team that developed the BSc Nurse Practitioner Programme at the University of Cumbria in the early 1990s and has published in referred journals and presented at conferences on the role of the nurse practitioner. In the 2000's, Shirley helped develop the first nurse practitioner service and education in Skaraborg, Sweden and in Vaasa, Finland. In 2013 she was awarded the title Honorary Fellow at the University of Cumbria for her contribution to Nurse Practitioner Education and Development.

Shirley is passionate about further developing the role of the ANP and keen to see formal recognition of the role and is currently running workshops on revalidation for nurses and midwives and see opportunities for this to be linked to a credentialing model for ANPs.

Mary Hutchinson

Mary Hutchinson

Mary's pathway to advanced nursing practice has involved work in community hospital Casualty/Minor Injury Units, a major urban Accident & Emergency Department in which she also co-ordinated the development of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role, working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a GP surgery, and latterly in nurse-led Urgent Care Centres. Mary delivered some ‘Out of Hours’ clinical sessions, and have recently taken up the role of Senior Lecturer on the Advanced Practice programme at Birmingham City University. Mary is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing.


Professional Lead:  Wendy Preston

Jacqueline Thompson

Jacqueline Thompson

Nurse Consultant, Older people, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Tayside 

Jacqueline’s nursing career began in Critical Care in the mid 90’s in East Yorkshire.  She relocated to Manchester in 1998, completed her Post-graduate certificate in education and swiftly following this commenced the MSc in Clinical Nursing at Manchester University in 2000.  In 2002 she became the first nurse clinician in cardiothoracic surgery in a large inner city teaching hospital in Manchester. She embarked on the first supplementary and independent non-medical prescribing course in 2003. This gave rise to her being a champion for non-medical prescribing and driving forward the number of active non-medical prescribers within the organisation.  Keen to broaden her clinical horizons she then moved within the same hospital to become the first Advanced Nurse Practitioner in acute medicine, care of the elderly in 2006. Her current role as a Nurse Consultant is in Dundee, in the North East of Scotland. Her clinical caseload is same day home visits as part of the Tayside enhanced community support model for the frail, elderly.  This role is part of the Scottish Governments 2020 vision that ‘Everyone is able to live longer healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting’. Jacqueline has presented at both National and International conferences and has published on the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in acute medicine.  Her interest and expertise areas include transformational change to improve services for older people, advanced nursing practice and end of life care.

Page last updated - 05/03/2019