Clinical Academic, JIGSAW-E Nurse Champion

Andrew has been a nurse for 18 years and in that time has developed expertise in rheumatology nursing and primary care musculoskeletal research. Andrew is a clinical academic at Keele University undertaking roles in education, research and clinical practice. Andrew’s PhD allowed him to research and to work with patients with osteoarthritis (OA) as part of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) looking at the management of OA in primary care (MOSAICS). This work also allowed him to pilot the original model OA consultation that now helps to inform the JIGSAW project. Andrew leads the ‘Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing’ programme at Keele and also leads a CCG funded evidence based practice group for multidisciplinary primary care health professionals.