Gina King (RN, DN, BSc, PGCHE Dip) started working as a nurse in the NHS 36 years ago and was inspired to learn about better therapeutic management which led to over 25 years in End of Life (EoL) care. She has extensive experience in various roles in specialist palliative care in different care settings including acute NHS Trust, hospice and community. This led her into commissioning in 2013. In 2015, Gina was seconded into strategic clinical leadership and project management as a Quality Improvement Lead in NHSE/I. Here she worked alongside HEE, personalisation, independent and voluntary sectors, to raise the quality of care and support the rollout of training in person-centred care, EoL and MCA across the South West. Whilst also working in Thames Valley, the focus was to measure and improve Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) alongside commissioners and in improving access to out of hours (NHS 111) specialist palliative care advice.
Gina has contributed to the book “A textbook of Community Nursing” with a chapter on EoL and more recently a chapter with Claire Henry MBE for the book “Advance Care Planning” (Praxishandbuch publisher).