I am a kidney transplant lead nurse at Barts Health NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1999 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and have been a kidney transplant nurse since 2004 in the United Kingdom.
My clinical experience goes across inpatient and outpatient settings covering post-transplant patient care, pre-transplant recipient workup, and live donor preparation. This experience also includes working with diverse and multicultural patient and staff groups across London and this has given me a good insight into issues like health literacy and inequity in access to healthcare in different patient groups. I hold a MSc degree in Advance Nursing Practice and a prescribing qualification. I have experience in research and a great passion for quality improvement (QI) for patient care and have led various projects that have improved patient care and inclusion in clinical decision-making. This work has also given opportunities to publish abstracts and an editorial on both transplant nursing issues and transplant patient care. I also have experience in patient involvement projects including the NHSBT on projects to increase donation in minority groups and demystifying donation myths using video and audio recordings for patient information. Presently, I lead a team of clinical nurse specialists in transplantation and work in a clinic alongside a large multidisciplinary team. I also have experience in leadership and management, nursing workforce modeling, junior staff, and student teaching and am on the editorial board of the Journal of Kidney Care (UK).