Consultant Nurse at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (UK)
Linda Nazarko MSc, PgDip, Pg Cert, BSc (Hons), RN, NIP, OBE, FRCN is consultant nurse at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (UK). She works as a clinician, educator and adviser with colleagues in the inpatient units and within intermediate care and community teams. Linda has clinical responsibility for two nurse led inpatient wards in a community hospital. She leads a team of nurses and therapists and admits patients directly from home and from A&E into the step-up unit and from acute hospitals into the step-down unit. Linda is also clinical lead for the IV service and for dementia. She has for the last year led a Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) on improving care for people with dementia within Ealing Community Services.
Linda lectures and assesses at universities and speaks at conferences in the UK and Europe.
Linda has specialized in care of older people for 30 years and has qualifications in gerontology, physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, prescribing, continence, stoma care, research and management.
She is the author of several books, reviews and contributes to major UK nursing journals.