Mrs Lisa Cottrell

Lisa Cottrell qualified as a nurse over 23 years ago. During this time she developed a broad range of clinical experience and specialist knowledge in relation to the care of older people and palliative care, which are areas she is passionate about. Lisa has worked across hospital, hospice and community within a number of roles, including Senior Palliative Care Nurse, Clinical Lead Community Matron and Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Care Homes. Over the course of her career she has delivered excellent, safe, personal and effective care while driving the need to improve the patient experience through her transformational leadership style. This was recognised when she was awarded the Queen’s Nurse Award in 2014 and Older Person’s Nurse Fellowship in 2015 after completing The Older Person’s Nurse Fellow Programme.

As a result of this, she initiated a Quality Improvement Project to introduce advance care plans into care homes. This evaluated very well and Lisa was afforded the opportunity to speak in the House of Lords and present at the European Geriatric society conference in Lisbon 2016. Lisa is currently employed as a Nurse Consultant for Older People and Frailty at Manchester Foundation Trust. She is involved in many frailty projects; more specifically those related to improving frailty awareness and patient safety through education. In addition, Lisa is working with NHS England representing the Queen’s Nursing Institute to develop a frailty currency for primary care. Finally, Lisa recognises the importance of clinical practice research and the potential future patient benefits. As a result she is undertaking a part – time PHD, at Manchester University, investigating the relationship between pain and frailty.