Josie Winter

Freelance Content Writer & Business Consultant

Location:Chepstow, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 07508458200
2 Skills
Clinical Project & Training Consultant

T: 01291760646 | M:07508458200 | E:


Creative, detail-oriented, and expert clinical project consultant with more than 15 years of experience enhancing healthcare worker practices through targeted and effective clinical quality improvements programmes such as education, clinical audit, evidence-based practice and the coordination of clinical trials and practitioner evaluations. Possesses a valuable combination of subject matter expertise and project management skills. Thrives in fast-paced environments and consistently meets deadlines. A dedicated consultant with up-to-date clinical practice expertise, as well as current training and coaching trends, who can develop full-scale programs with a wide range of deployment.

Areas of Expertise
•Training & Development

•Curriculum Development

•Training Assessments

•Quality Improvement

•Market Access

•Clinical Governance

•KOL Engagement & Management


• Clinical Audit

• Value-Added Service

• Team Leadership

•Infection Prevention & Control

• Healthcare Worker Safety

•Content Development

•Root Cause Analysis

•Project Management


•Problem Resolution

•Patient Outcomes & Safety

•Evidence-Based Practice

Career History

Clinical Team Lead | Becton Dickinson | UK & Ireland Field Based 2015 to 2017

Directed and coached a team of 8 clinical specialists and 4 clinical consultants to develop and deliver effective training processes and implement streamlined managerial processes across the team to ensure positive patient outcomes through health care worker education and value-added service.

•Achieved the MPS European Clinical Excellence Award (November 2015).

•Acted as a corporate representative at international meetings focused on standardising clinical audits.

•Recruited, hired, and trained new team members to best serve the clinical team and ensure effective adherence to clinical skills training processes.

•Identified and presented KPIs and target development for FY16.

Clinical Consultant | Becton Dickinson | UK South Field Based 2013 to 2015

Key visionary leading the development and implementation of clinical audits, service evaluations, and educational training programs designed to deliver best practices and procedural improvements to increase positive patient outcomes through health care worker education.

•Utilised evidence-based evaluations and clinical audits to spearhead action planning and clinical practice improvements.

•Conceptualised and developed content for a wide variety of practical training sessions, workshops, and conferences, while also acting as a subject matter expert on market access, value-added services, and clinical skills training.

•Facilitated regional opinion leader forums, and liaised directly with local and international professional to identify, develop, and customise training programmes throughout the UK.

IV Medication Delivery/Safety Sharps Specialist | Becton Dickinson | South West 2011 to 2013

Conceptualised, developed, and implemented risk assessments, clinical audits, service evaluations, and streamlined procedures to ensure overall compliance with the EU directive on safer sharps. Working with the NHS Trusts, focused education on peripheral vascular access, needle-free access, hypodermic/injection safety, spinal anaesthesia, and closed systems for hazardous drug preparation.

Diabetes Support Specialist | A. Menarini Diagnostics | South West 2008 to 2011

Liaised directly with patients and healthcare providers to advise on and increase awareness of blood glucose monitoring and the importance of diabetes control. Developed and deployed RCN-accredited educational programming for nurses and doctors.

Operating Department Practitioner | University Hospitals Bristol | Bristol 2001 to 2008

Directed key technical troubleshooting and device maintenance to ensure streamlined procedural success for the perioperative team across the urology, general, laparoscopic, and other procedures. Anaesthetics, Scrub, Recovery.

Medical Laboratory Assistant | University Hospitals Bristol | Bristol 2000 to 2001

Delivered top-notch assistance in all key laboratory functions by managing all aspects of laboratory data entry, such as recording specimens received into and out of the lab and preparing, handling, and analysing samples and testing.

Selected Projects

A collaborative approach: seeking excellence in vascular access

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Br J Nurse. 2015 Apr 23-May 13;24(8):S16, S18, S20-2. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup8.S16

Spearheaded an independent review to assess short-term peripheral cannulation against best practice guidelines as part of a whole-system review into intravenous (IV) line complications due to a rise in catheter-related bloodstream infections.

•Catheter-related bloodstream infections had cost the trust hundreds of thousands of pounds each year; this review was initiated to maximise safety for patients and health professionals while also improving practice standards without the need to increase expenditure.

•Investigated, recommended and implemented changes necessary to improve IV practice and thus improve patient outcomes.

•Engaged with the senior nursing team to immediately enact and implement an action plan.

‘Yes,Phlebotomists can cannulate ‘Key note speaker

National Association of Phlebotomist Annual Conference 2017.

Chaired the development of an interactive session to give phlebotomists and overview of common barriers to skill development , and practical advice on how to overcome them within the attendee’s organisations.

•Practical : Simulated Cannulation session.

The challenges and future of IV therapy

5th NIVAS Conference

Co-chaired the development of an interactive keypad session to give live audience results on-screen in relation to attendee’s organisations.

•Assessed compliance to best practice satellite symposium session.

Training for the Future

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Department of Biomedical Science, to improve training facilities and programs for future generations of Biomedical Scientists, and to develop a first-class training Centre and reference site for Laboratory Medicine Training within Wales & UK.

•Conceived and developed an interactive Blood Science learning space within the Cardiff Metropolitan University campus.

•Managed a case study on how partnering with the medical device industry can improve the learning experiences and outcomes of students and tutors, and prepared and presented results with the IBMS Congress 2017.

•Provided evidence that equipping students with up-to-date and cutting edge knowledge and equipment will improve pre-analytical errors within the NHS and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

•Updated the training program to include new and relevant advances in clinical evidence and innovations in blood sampling and analysis.

•Ensure students were well-versed in the journey of a blood sample, with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge of the blood science space to set them up for success in their chosen workplace.


Open College Network | 2016 to 2017

Level 3 Award Education & Training

University of Essex: Distance | 2015

MSc Infection Prevention & Control | Infection Control

UH Bristol | 2001 to 2005

NVQ III Direct Care

Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

HCPC Registration ODP35456(lapsed)

Chew Valley Secondary School | 1995 to 2000

11 GCSE's, grade A*-C:

Maths | English | English Literature | Double Science Award

A-Level Chemistry & Human Biology

Continuing Professional Development:

Advanced Clinical Audit (2016) | NHS WALES Improving Quality Together (2016) | ABHI Accredited Wellards Academy Theatre Foundation and Acute Care (2015) | Coaching & Mentoring (2015) | Introduction to Management (2015) | Project Planning (2015) | Natural Training (2015) | RCN E-learning CPD for Infection Prevention & ANTT (2015) | NHS Pro E-learning Blood Transfusion (2014) | Clinical Human Factors E-learning from IHI (2015)