Clinical Specialists

Our specialist clinical team

Prestige Nursing + Care is proud to have a team of clinical specialists and nurses to provide nurse led training, guidance and best practises for our staff. This enables us to provide a complex level of care for clients with neurological conditions through to an acquired brain or spinal cord injury to live independently at home.
A key focus of the clinical team is to ensure that care and support delivered is client-centred, safe and meets all regulatory requirements

The team also devise and pilot projects to enable Prestige to offer a level of Care required by all clients.

Meet the team

Vanessa Brooks-Oke, Clinical Lead Nurse, South Region
Vanessa Brooks-Oke began adult nursing in 2004 having previously spent around 20 years as a veterinary nurse in mixed practice, many skills of which can be ported over to adult care.

Since qualifying with a Dip HE Nursing (Adult) with Plymouth University, Vanessa has gone on to gain experience in surgical urological care, including brachytherapy and hormonal implantation for control of prostate and bladder cancers. She has also spent 6 years working in adult intensive and high dependency care for the NHS. This discipline involves care of the critically unwell involving expert and close monitoring of chemically induced coma care. This has continued to be an integral part of her working life in the private and complex care sectors and now Vanessa works as a Clinical Lead Nurse for the Southern Region of Prestige Nursing & Care.

Throughout her career, Vanessa has developed and maintained a passion for teaching and has coached and mentored many members of both professional and allied staff to reach their potential.

In her spare time, Vanessa actively volunteers for Cancer Research UK, and is Vice-Chairlady for the Bridgwater Friends branch in Somerset which despite being small is very busy and the branch has recently celebrated raising one million pounds for the main charity.

Caroline Cooper, Clinical Lead Nurse, East Region
Caroline has over 35 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas. Caroline’s career began in a hospital setting working with respiratory, ophthalmology, diabetic out patients, ENT and acute Stroke and rehabilitation patients. In 2008 she began working within a healthcare project, looking after complex clients in their own homes and later a small diagnostic clinic assisting with CT/ MRI guided procedures.

In 2010 Caroline joined Prestige Nursing as a branch trainer. Her role quickly grew to support the east of the country with mandatory and specialised training as regional trainer and became Halesworth branch nurse before being promoted to Clinical Lead.

Today Caroline’s role involves creating competency forms and home care charts, clinical procedures, policies and has ownership of medication charts. She also partners branch nurses with clinical supervisions and assists in the revalidation process, enabling nurses to continue to hold a PIN with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council). Caroline supports with clinical decisions in relation to existing and potential new care packages or contracts.

Sue Jones, Consultant Admiral Nurse
Sue trained as a Mental Health Nurse in West London and specialised in Dementia Care early in her career. As an Admiral Nurse at Prestige her work focuses on supporting families, including those with a rare dementia, by providing specialist emotional support and advice. As Mental Capacity Lead for Prestige Sue’s role includes keeping members up to date with best practice guidance in Dementia care.

Sue is currently working on a PhD, funded through a fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research CLAHRC Research Capacity in Dementia Care Programme. Her research explores the role of resilience in family care.  Sue is also a Specialist Advisor for Dementia care for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and a Committee Member for the development of the Supporting Adult Carers NICE Guideline, due to be published 2019.