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Caroline Haines

caroline hainesHaving been in my Consultant Nurse role since 2000 I have had been privileged to be part of a wonderful team of inspiring health professionals who have supported my ability to lead, develop, expand, influence and progress quality of care provision for children and their families across acute paediatric clinical services both in Bristol and the South West Region.  I have achieved this through collaborative working and focusing on the evaluation and expansion of nursing practices, education, knowledge, skills, service development and actively being involved and promoting the use of research and evidence in practice. 

The attached career profile provides an overview of my development and progression to date and highlights the opportunities UHBristol have supported me in achieving as the role has expanded and progressed.

My clinical focus and leadership includes work within paediatric intensive care, high dependency areas and the children's critical care outreach team. I led the development of the BRHC Faculty of Children's Nurse Education that came to fruition in 2014 and now support its continuing expansion.  Currently I am involved in paediatric acuity and dependency and workforce development, particularly Advanced Nurse Practitioners across BRHC.

I have been actively been involved in both qualitative and quantitative research, with studies focusing on parental stress in paediatric intensive care (PIC), meningococcal disease in PIC and the design and use of paediatric early warning tools in clinical practice.  My doctoral research study, focused on a UK epidemiology study of chylothorax in infants and children.  I have authored and co-authored papers and nursing textbook chapters within these and other paediatric critical care areas, and am currently an Editorial Board Member for the Nursing in Critical Care Journal.

As my CV indicates, I am able to contribute both regionally and nationally to paediatric critical care service and nursing developments through membership of various organisations and participation in the development of key national documents.  These have always been supported by the Children's Hospital and Trust and have subsequently inspired others and provided key developments within the organisation.

"I have truly enjoyed the time I have and continue to spend at UHBristol and the varied opportunities working in this organisation has given me. I feel immensely proud of what I have achieved throughout my career and this would not have been possible without the unending support and guidance of those within the Children's Hospital and Trust."