Dianne Jackson is Principal Lecturer and Course Director for Workforce Development Programs at Kingston University and St Georges University of London. Prior to entering Healthcare Education she had a background in critical care nursing and had held several posts working clinically and at managerial level within the National Health Service and overseas in South Africa and the USA. Dianne has worked with the Department of Health and NHS Trust Managers in devising suitable educational programmes for developing new roles to respond to 21st Healthcare needs. To this end she has worked with both London Ambulance Service and South East Coastal Service since 2003 in creating a course for the Emergency Care Practitioner Role and was a founding member of a team working on a Foundation Degree Programme for new entry paramedics, fifty per cent of which is via e-learning. More recently Dianne has been involved with developing appropriate curriculum planning for inter-professional learning with an MSC in Advanced Practice which is designed for Paramedics, Physician Assistants and Nurses. Dianne sits on the Higher Education Institutes National Board for Physician Assistants and is the Deputy Chair for the National Assessment Strategy for the same group. Dianne is also seconded for part of her working week to Urgent Care Limited, a Social Enterprise set up in 2007 by Nurses, Medics, Lawyers and Paramedics to provide better access to healthcare provision for Londoners. Urgent Care Limited provides staff where there is changing practice and consultancy for workforce planning. In addition to her position as Director of Workforce Development she acts as the Chair of the Trustees Board for the company.
"Paramedic education: developing depth through networks and evidence-based research - Where from and where to? ,"
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care:
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Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/jephc/vol7/iss2/4