Nurses

Angie Jones

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/media/1637227/angie_jones.jpgAngie is an adult epilepsy nurse specialist. She is a registered nurse in learning disabilities (RNLD). She worked for nine years in an assessment and treatment unit for adults with learning disabilities and complex health care needs before joining the team at QMC in 2009.

Angie developed a special interest in epilepsy and went on to complete a diploma in epilepsy and then an MSc in epilepsy practice. She has a special interest in women with epilepsy and runs a joint specialist antenatal clinic at Nottingham City Hospital. She also provides two nurse-led epilepsy clinics alongside the two lead consultants in epilepsy.

Catie Picton

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Catie is an adult epilepsy nurse specialist. She completed her degree in 2009 and published her dissertation ‘An audit of service evaluation in a paediatric epilepsy clinic’ in 2011. She has worked for the service since March 2012 and previously worked as a paediatric epilepsy nurse specialist. Catie works four days per week. One of her interests is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and she was involved with the completion of the recent VNS National Guidelines.

Catie runs a  weekly VNS clinic, a weekly nurse-led clinic alongside Dr O’Donoghue and Dr Singhal and a transition clinic for young people coming up from paediatrics. She also attends the teenage epilepsy evening clinic in Paediatrics once a month.

Sarah Pashley

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/media/1637242/sarah_pashley.jpgSarah is a consultant nurse in epilepsy and intellectual disability (learning disability). She is employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and holds an honorary contract with NUH. She has worked for the service since 2004 and provides epilepsy and learning disability clinics at the QMC, City and Highbury hospital.

She also holds dementia and epilepsy clinics and runs teenage transition clinics in the local special schools and at the QMC with Dr O’Donoghue.

Passionate about delivering integrated and holistic healthcare to optimise the wellbeing and quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, Sarah also has a specialist interest in epilepsy and pregnancy.

She is a registered nurse (RNMH) and obtained a masters degree in epileptology with distinction at Kings College London in 2006. She was awarded the Lynda Bateman Prize for outstanding work in the field of epilepsy later the same year. Sarah is an independent non-medical prescriber.

Research and interests

  • The safety of anti-epileptic regimens: a qualitative study of factors determining the success of counselling women before conception. Pashley S, O’Donoghue MF. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare. 2009.Vol 35:3:153-6.
  • Keep your eyes open! Untreated co-morbidities in adults with epilepsy and Learning Disability. Flinton L, Pashley S, Lewington E. Epilepsia. Vol 54:s3:39

Lisa Flinton

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/media/1637237/lisa_flinton.jpgLisa is an epilepsy and intellectual disability specialist nurse and has worked for the service since January 2010. She has a special interest in non epileptic attacks.

She is employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and holds an honorary contract with NUH and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver an integrated epilepsy and intellectual disability service.

Lisa provides weekly epilepsy and learning disability clinics at the QMC, Highbury Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital (KMH). She also provides dementia and epilepsy clinics and has started a joint transition clinic with the Paediatric Epilepsy Service at KMH.

Lisa is a registered nurse for the mentally handicapped (RNMH), obtained her Diploma in Epilepsy Care in 2012 and is an independent non medical prescriber.

Audit and research

  • Keep your eyes open! Untreated co-morbidities in adults with epilepsy and Learning Disability. Flinton L, Pashley S, Lewington E. Epilepsia. Vol 54:s3:39

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