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Meet the Team

Jacky Price

Nurse Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Jacky is an experienced adult nurse & children’s nurse and a nurse lecturer. Her clinical background is in emergency care. Having worked in many north London emergency departments Jacky now works regularly as an ENP in Hertfordshire maintaining her clinical expertise, and as a nurse lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

She has extensive teaching and learning experience in pre-registration nursing and CPD. Her focus is on emergency care and advanced autonomous practice. She also teaches research & evidence based practice and leadership & management in healthcare.

Jacky has a particular interest in preceptorship and has undertaken research and a number of projects in this area. She published an article in 2015 in Emergency Nurse; Price J (2015) ‘Are preceptorships effective’ Emergency Nurse Vol 23, No 2.

She has been a member of the RCN since her student days and had an active professional role in the nursing quality forum in the late 1990’s and then in 2015 was elected onto the Steering Committee for the ECA. 

The RCN, through the ECA has a key role to play in informing and supporting nurses through the continuing unprecedented changes in Emergency Care provision across the UK, in order that they can continue to provide the highest quality of care for the patients we serve. Jacky is passionate about empowering emergency nurses to gain the professional support and development that they need in order to be able to provide the very highest standard of care to all patients in this clinical area. 


Professional Lead: Anna Crossley

Roisin Devlin

Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Roisin Devlin is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. She has worked in 4 Emergency Departments in Northern Ireland for 18 years and is a member of the NI RCN board.

Roisin has been part of the Northern Ireland Emergency Care Network (formally known as the forum) for 10 years and has represented the RCN and Emergency Nursing at local political party conferences and at both National and International Conferences 

She was seconded to the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) to develop a career pathway for Emergency Nurses. This piece of work was commissioned by the NI Chief Nursing Officer following the Emergency Care Association Summit in 2014.

Roisin is a co-founder of Emergency Nurses NI, a social media community which updates Emergency Nurses about issues pertaining to Emergency Care across the province.
She regularly attends RCN Congress, has debated on several issues related to Emergency Care and is an Advanced Trauma Nursing Course instructor.

Nickola Gipp

Directorate Senior Nurse for Emergency Medicine at Salisbury NHS Hospital

Nickola Gipp currently works at Salisbury NHS Hospital. Nickola is the Directorate Senior Nurse for Emergency Medicine, and the Lead Nurse for the Emergency Department. 

Nickola trained at Kingston University between 1997-2000. She then went on to work within general Pediatrics’ before she discovered her passion for Emergency medicine in 2003. 

Nickola has worked within many ED's in South London, but spent the majority of her career at St Georges Hospital, between 2004 - 2012.

St Georges' offered an ED which had a large Paediatric unit and served as a Major Trauma Centre. Nickola continues to have a keen interest in the management of trauma. She still endeavors’ to work clinical shifts to keep her skills up to date. She also does this through teaching APLS/EPLS as an instructor. 

Her commitment to the staff working in ED flourished, and she chose to expand her career in operational and staff management. In 2010 she took on her first Acting Lead role. 

Nickola continues to be involved in skill mix and staffing reviews. She has attended NICE discussion sessions and and has involved in the piloting the BEST tool. 

Currently Nickola writes a monthly blog for the Emergency Nurse online journal. She talks about her experiences as a Senior nurse, and shares her tips for surviving in management. 

Nickola joined the ECA in January 2016. She wants to ensure that every ED nurse is supported to deliver high quality care. She describes herself as dedicated and passionate about Emergency care.

Page last updated - 11/10/2018