CLAHRC Fellow 2016
Sarah Lewis has worked as a Community Matron based in St. Ives for the last 8 years where she provides advanced clinical nursing care at home, to people with highly complex long-term conditions, provides proactive case management, co-ordinates and empowers them to self-care to prevent unnecessary hospitalisation. She has previously been a District Nursing Sister and pioneered the Community Matron role as part of the national pilot in 2005. She has gained an MSc in Advanced Practice, is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and has recently completed a PG Cert in Healthcare Leadership. During her Nursing career she has worked for Kaiser Permanente in America for two years and gained research experience in Informatics as a Nurse Researcher for Oslo University, Norway. She has utilised these skills to undertake a Clinical Lead role for her previous Trust and has been central to developing MDT working and education for an integrated team approach to care.