Jackie became a Heart Failure Nurse setting up the in-patient service at the local DGH where she honed her heart failure skills and knowledge. She became an independent non-medical Nurse Prescriber in 2007. Jackie then moved from Secondary Care to Primary Care and set up the Heart Failure Nursing Team in Portsmouth City which she still leads.
As a Specialist Nurse Jackie has been involved in teaching many other health care professionals from GP’s, Paramedics, Students and other qualified Nurses in various settings. She also work with the CCG’s and the Wessex Cardiovascular network to improve integration of services and parity of care across the region.