Dr Brian Lucas RN, PhD
Lead Nurse Education and Development, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk
Dr Lucas has over 25 years’ experience within orthopaedic nursing. As immediate past Chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing he often provided expert opinion on matters related to orthopaedic nursing, such as NICE requests for review of draft guidance. He therefore has extensive knowledge of orthopaedic and trauma nursing from the nursing management of patients with specific orthopaedic conditions/surgery such as joint replacement to nursing care issues such as reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis or compartment syndrome.
In his current role as Lead Nurse Education and Development he has extended this knowledge to other areas of nursing as he is responsible for the organisation and delivery of hospital wide education for all nurses – including areas such as medicines management, delegation of care, and record keeping.
He is a clinical advisor for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and has provided expert advice on issues related to orthopaedic nursing. During his NHS career he has been investigating officer in several cases/incidents related to nursing standards. He is therefore happy to provide expert opinion on a wide range of issues related to the standards of nursing care.