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  Sheryl Harling  

Sheryl qualified as a registered general nurse from Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 and started her career on the neurosurgical unit at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. She completed the Neurological and neurosurgical nursing course and in 2002 took on a secondment role as practice development sister, responsible for the training and development needs of all staff on the unit.

In 2007, Sheryl set up the Neuro Oncology Nursing Service at the Queens Medical Centre, responsible for the neuro oncological care of patients across four counties. She participated in peer review of the service and regularly delivered staff training in relation to brain tumours and their management.

Within this role she effectively managed a patient case load and supported patients during surgery and oncology treatment. Sheryl was also responsible for communicating biopsy results to patients and discussing treatments and side effects, including planning end of life care.

Sheryl has considerable experience of liaising with the multidisciplinary team both within the hospital and community setting and was frequently the lead professional in enabling ‘fast track’ discharge home for patients at the end of their lives, including CCG funding applications for care packages and liaising with social care, NHS health care professionals and charities to ensure adequate care in the community.

She has also gained experience in spinal, orthopaedics and gynaecological nursing and is a qualified midwife. In addition, she has undertaken disability assessments for the Department of Work and Pensions and have worked in clinical research.

Since moving into case management in 2015, Sheryl has extended her areas of expertise to include the assessment and management of clients with orthopaedic injury and poly trauma. She specialises in the area of spinal cord and brain injury and managing complex behaviours in adolescents and adults.

As a case manager, Sheryl has undertaken immediate needs assessments, provided rehabilitation case management services to people following catastrophic injury and gained good knowledge of the litigation process. She has been involved in the recruitment and selection of both agency and directly employed support workers, across a number of care packages.

Sheryl has undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and is fully aware of her responsibilities under the civil procedure rules pertaining to expert witnesses.


Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of CMSUK
  • Member of BABICM
  • DSB checked