Karen Sharp

Title: 
Associate Dean Quality Assurance & Core Compliance
Faculty: 
Quality Unit
Qualifications: 

RGN ENB 100 ENB 998 NVQ Level 4 Management

Experience: 

Senior Sister - St Georges Hospital, Tooting Senior Nurse Manager - Surgery and High Dependancy, East Surrey Hospital Professional Development Team Co-ordinator and Lead for Pre-Registration Education - Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Quality Manager / Practive Review Facilitator for BCU (UCE) Major Review - Strategic Health Authority (Secondment)

Education: 

Business Management - Staffordshire University Business School

Achievements: 

Introducing 'Clinical Supervision' Trust wide at St. Georges Hospital Tooting & at East Surrey Hospital. Speaking at National Meetings on education & quality. Practice Review Facilitator for Major Review with extremely positive outcome. Development of a multi-professional audit tool which looks at all national and professional regulatory body standards for all professions, with ability to exception report.

Membership (professional bodies): 

Royal College of Nursing Nursing & Midwifery Council

Membership (committees): 

Workforce Education Board - WEB Learning & Development Strategy Meeting Curricullum Development Board Evaluation Action Group HR Management Team Meetings HealthCare Quality Group (Strategic) - Birmingham City University OLM Steering Group Mandatory Training Group

Publications: 

Involved in research focusing on ‘Relatives Experience of a Family Member Transferring from ITU to the ward’ Involved in designing an audit form and participating in an audit which looked at ‘Use and Real Cost of Intravenous Antibiotics’. -‘Dressing of Tracheostomies’ – A chapter within ‘Care of a Tracheostomy’ published for St Georges Hospital by Simms Portex August 1997

Presentations: 

Introduction of Named Nurse in Surgical Setting OQME - Ongoing Quality Monitoring & Ehancement Enhancing the Learning Environment