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Pat Hobson

Director and Independent Nurse Consultant, Safeguarding and Dementia Expert and Author

I work as an independent nurse consultant and mainly work with NHS, Local authorities, specialist hospitals, care homes and private organisations. I lead and specialise in complex cases relating to nursing, dementia, older people, mental health and learning disabilities, which are examined within the context of safeguarding, quality and health inequalities and provide recommendations for best practice.

Safeguarding Adults

I have supported organisations to implement systems and processes relating to safeguarding to ensure that they are Care Act and CQC compliant. These have included safeguarding polices and procedures, safeguarding workforce development, supervision guidance and criteria for referral to safeguarding for healthcare workers. I have also worked with Safeguarding Adult Boards and Independent Chairs and was involved in undertaking tasks for the Safeguarding Adult Boards (SABs), which included partaking in the role as a Panel member for the Safeguarding Adult Board to seek assurance for SAB members with regards to safeguarding activities. I have supported Safeguarding Adult Boards in developing multi-agency strategies, which included hard to reach communities.  I have also been involved as a Panel member in section 42 enquiries, Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and Learning Disabilities Reviews.

Dementia Care Specialist

I lead as an expert in all aspects of dementia care and have written a book on understanding and implementing person centred care within care homes and also published articles relating to dementia care. I have worked on dementia care transformation programs and have undertaken in depth reviews on issues relating to dementia care and provided recommendations, as well and support with implementing these within the context of best practice.
Quality Assurance

I lead on all aspects of quality assurance to include serious incidents, patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness and outcomes. I develop quality assurance frameworks and quality indicators and KPIs for organisations. I also specialise in supporting organisations to address CQC Section 31 and Reg 17 requirements. I also support with undertaking impact assessments and provide training and reviews in relation to these.

Health Inequalities

I am an advocate for human rights and have been working to raise awareness to health and social care professionals and organisations on dealing with complex healthy inequalities issues. These focus on the impact of this within the context of equality and diversity and how equality impact assessments should be central to all care delivery activities.

Nursing Education - Higher Education Lecturer

I am registered with the NMC as a lecturer in higher education and have worked for a university as a Program Tutor. I mentor higher and further education students undertaking health and social care courses. I assess and facilitate student learning in clinical practice. Therefore, I am able to support with all aspect of workforce development to include undertaking skills analysis and providing recommendations on addressing gaps in skills, knowledge and competencies.

Leadership and Workforce Development

I support and develop professionals at diploma and degree level in relation to continued professional development and utilise action learning in supporting teams to deal with complex problems. I also support in developing knowledge and skills in relation to leadership and how nurse leaders can be central to promoting and implementing transformation and authentic leadership, as the most widely used styles in healthcare settings.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION

  • University of Southampton - Msc in Social Sciences (Gerontology)
  • Open University – Post Grad Cert in Academic Practice (Teaching Qualification in Higher Education)
  • University of Portsmouth - Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Governance, Clinical Leadership and Change Management in 2008.
  • University of Portsmouth Bsc (Hon) in Nursing
  • University of Portsmouth Diploma in Higher Education – RN Adult Nursing
  • University of Leeds RN (Mental Health) Diploma in Higher Education
  • Havant College City & Guilds 7407 Teaching in Further Education,
  • Havant College – A1 Assessor
  • Professional Bodies Membership: NMC registered as an RN - Mental Health, RN - Adult Nursing and Lecturer in Nursing, RCN, Associate member for the Higher Education Academy.

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