Sandra is Nurse Consultant Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Past Chair of BDNG (British Dermatological Nursing Group) 1998-2000.
She qualified as a general nurse in 1981 and as a children’s nurse in 2001. She started her nursing career in 1975 prior to her general training at Nottingham Eye Hospital and gained the Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma.
Sandra has worked in dermatology for 29 years and developed the role of dermatology liaison sister in 1990, the first post of this kind in the UK. Her areas of interest include paediatric dermatology, care of children and their families with atopic eczema, nurse led services, teledermatology and vulval skin conditions and recently led the trust initiatives around pressure ulcer prevention. She has contributed to the field of dermatology through her publications and presentations at national and international level.
She was awarded Public Servant of the Year in 2003,the title of Queen’s Nurse in 2007, Fellow of Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2012, OBE in 2014 for services to nursing and named one of The Most Inspirational People in Nottinghamshire in 2015.