Jodie Powell, Senior Nurse

@NHS Curator Jodie Powell@NHS from 17/04/17 to 21/04/17

Twitter Handle: @jodieleepowell

Job title: Senior Nurse

Place of work: University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I am a passionate and driven registered nurse, currently undertaking a Healthcare Leadership Darzi Fellowship, leading a quality improvement project in Nutrition.

My current role as a Darzi Fellow and Senior Nurse allows me to combine my passion for improving patient care in parallel with the academic component of the fellowship which is run out of London South Bank University. No working day is the same. I will often spend time with the ward staff to support improvements to nutrition in their clinical areas as well as the project management and quality improvement planning that’s required with my programme team.

Having originally trained in Bristol I moved to London to work at UCLH where I have predominantly worked in Cardiothoracic services. I am a qualified Nurse Practitioner having spent time enhancing my knowledge and skill set through studying for my masters in Advanced Practice at King’s College London which has included advanced assessment skills and independent prescribing.

I currently live in West London with my partner John, who is a part-time nurse and business director. I grew up on a farm in Wales so naturally have a real love of the outdoors, from walking in the hills to running along the Thames. I have signed up for the BUPA 10k in May which I will be running with my Sister and we are hoping to do our first half marathon in the Autumn. When I can find the time I like to bake and experiment in the kitchen with all sorts of ingredients but my favourite has to be welsh cakes!