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Jayne Robbie

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Senior Podiatrist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

As one of our Clinical Champions, Jayne aims to understand the access of non-medical prescribing in podiatry, and the impact that independent prescribing would have on referral patterns, patient outcomes and clinical practice. This project would result in podiatry service improvements and significant patient benefits. Jayne plans to engage with other team across her trust, such as pharmacy and microbiology, to enable information sharing about prescription pathways.

Jayne is looking forward to the leadership and development opportunities of the programme and how these can help progress her project.

Background

Jayne qualified as a podiatrist from Brighton Polytechnic and since then has had a varied career in both primary and secondary care. Jayne was one of the first intake of podiatrists to gain a degree in podiatric medicine. She went on to study for a PGCE and complete an MSc in Health Care. She is currently the first podiatrist from the West Midlands to take part in the NIHR funded Masters to PhD bridging program which has developed her research skills. Jayne is passionate about the prevention of diabetic foot complications and interventions aimed specifically at diabetic foot disease and ulceration – the main cause of hospital admissions for diabetes in the UK.

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