Emma Sharp is delighted that winning a Chairman’s Award has helped give more recognition to the work of the team in the Tibial Nail Clinic at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
As a Limb Reconstruction Nurse Specialist she really is at the sharp end of orthopaedics and is totally focussed on helping deliver fast, safe and efficient services to patients when they are undergoing such stressful treatment as a Tibial Nail insertion – which in lay speak translates to a metal rod being inserted down the middle of the shin bone.
Humility is an endearing quality of this dedicated nurse specialist so it was left to others to sing her praises. Colleagues nominated Emma who, with the support from her consultant orthopaedic colleagues, has helped transform the patient journey by reducing the need to wait for follow-up appointments with consultants by offering direct access to the specialist nurse led Tibial Nail Clinic which has resulted in the freeing up of consultant slots, halving the number of X-rays required and directing enquiries away from GPs.
Emma’s nominator said: “Emma takes a personal interest in all her patients making herself available to chat with patients at any time. She is an excellent colleague who in addition to her current role utilises skills from her previous post to benefit the service and the patients.”