Department:School of Allied Health
Areas of Expertise: Life sciences
Courses taught: Physician Associate
Jade is one of the first UK-trained physician associates, obtaining her national exam certification in 2010. She has since specialised in General Practice medicine and is a senior lecturer on our postgraduate Physician Associate course.
After successfully completing the Physician Associate course and national exam in 2010, Jade secured a job in primary care. Since this time, Jade has been working in a general practice setting and is now the clinical lead at the GP surgery. She works to the medical model and participates in on-call sessions, seeing emergency cases as well as routine complaints. In addition to this, Jade holds specialist qualifications in diabetes, minor surgery, anticoagulation and palliative care and leads all of these services within the practice. She is also the link clinician for the community teams such as district nurses and palliative care specialists.
Jade inserts and removes contraceptive implants and offers a well woman and family planning service at the practice. As clinical lead, Jade oversees the daily running of the practice, developing in house protocols and providing training to GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Health care Assistants and support staff.
Jade acts as an ambassador for the physician associate profession and regularly presents at conferences and training events regarding the role of the physician associate. She has also featured in promotional material for the EPIC workforce development in conjunction with Health East Essex. She has built an excellent reputation with both health care professionals and patients and is a valued member of the clinical workforce.
Jade draws on all of her experiences as an active physician associate to enhance the teaching of the students currently studying at Anglia Ruskin and acts as a link lecturer for clinical placements that the students undertake.
Jade participated in the National Institute of Clinical research study which evaluated the efficacy of the Physician Associate in primary care.