Jess is a qualified nurse and child public health specialist. She is a First Aid trainer and member of The Association of First Aiders. Jessica trained at St Thomas’ and has twenty-five years of nursing experience, both in hospitals and in the community. At St Thomas’ Jess specialised in palliative care (Cancer nursing), Accident and Emergency and General Medical and Surgical Wards.
Jessica is currently a senior school nurse in Central London, responsible for promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. She is passionate about school nursing and has recently received the Queen’s Nurse title for her ongoing work in the community. Jess also teaches student nurses in practice, working closely with London South Bank University.
Jess writes regularly for the nursing press and has recently presented Department for Education parent advice films for an online website ‘Parent Channel TV’. She has three teenage children.
Jess is a regular part of the First Aid for Life teaching team, working weekends, evenings and School Holidays. Everyone has been extremely impressed with her practical, focussed lessons and has enjoyed her light-hearted, down to earth approach.