Meet Sarah Davies
Meet Sarah Davies, the latest Nursing Expert Witness to join the JJ&A Team
Sarah started her NHS nursing career at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London in 1988. After qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1991, she joined the emergency department and completed her emergency nurse specialist training in 1994.
Sarah loved the emergency department and worked as an emergency nurse in the Royal London Hospital for two years until, in 1996, an opportunity arose to work for the inspirational charity Hope and Homes for Children in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Sarah with little Jenan at Hope and Homes for Children, Sarajevo
Here, she spent four months volunteering in the state orphanage, instigating the charity’s volunteer program and getting to know and care for a fantastic group of children. After leaving Bosnia, Sarah headed for her next challenge in Chile, where she joined Operation Raleigh as an expedition medic: an incredible experience that enabled Sarah to put her skills to the test in some very remote environments.
While in Chile, Sarah had time to reflect on her experience working alongside British Army colleagues and decided it was the life for her! So, upon her return to the UK in 1997, she applied to join the Army and, in 1998, following her training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she was commissioned as a Nursing Officer in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.
Sarah in Iraq
Sarah thoroughly enjoyed army life and her many tours of Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kenya. While serving, Sarah’s civilian base was Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, where she worked as a Nursing Officer in the Emergency Department alongside her army duties.
Marriage and family life beckoned, so in 2004, Sarah left the army to become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the nurse-led walk-in centre at Haslemere Cottage Hospital in Surrey. A year later, she joined Salisbury District Hospital as a Sister and Nurse Practitioner, where she remains.
At Salisbury District Hospital, Sarah is one of ten experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners working in the nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit within the Emergency Department. Between them, they have over 200 years of experience!
Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire
Sarah's unit specialises in fracture management, wounds, DVTs, infection, mental health and selfharm, joint manipulation, burns, and other minor injuries, from all age groups. The team of 10 nurses is responsible for the entire patient journey from triaging and investigating to diagnosing, treating then discharging home or admitting to hospital.
Sarah is a confessed glass-half-full woman who loves her job and is passionate about the NHS, although that job does come with its own particular set of frustrations. Wanting another outlet for her skillset, Sarah became an expert witness for JJ&A as it offers an exciting challenge and an alternative way for her skills and experience to make a difference.
In her free time (if she has any), Sarah likes to play golf and run - having completed the London Marathon in 2018. Sarah also loves acting and belongs to a local amateur dramatics society. Her most recent role; is a vampire who wants to be vegan! In her words, Sarah is a "frustrated film star who would love to be on the stage!” She realises, however, that a small village near Salisbury is the closest she will ever get to the west end!
Sarah also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family walking, climbing "anything and everything", camping, and skiing.
Sarah works for Jane James and Associates providing liability reports for use in litigation and is instructed by both Claimant and Defendant solicitors. You can find her profile here.