Julie Churchill strives to promote the role of advanced practice within community nursing and is a believer in the Outcomes Approach, and helped establish an Anticipatory Care Service predominantly for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, based on supporting and educating people to develop skills in self-care and self-management.
Her vision of the role of the contemporary Queen’s Nurse is of individuals having a revolutionary approach to providing care – not only through their enhanced clinical skills, but with an ability ‘to think outside the box’ with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Julie’s project seeks to explore the concept of pragmatically creating time and space for community nurses to effectively build person-centred relationships with the people they support.
Lorraine Cowan, Associate Chief Nurse, Group Service Manager, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership
Julie is not only an experienced district nurse but has also developed her skills as an advanced practitioner within the community setting, these skills have enabled her to support, guide and direct the team towards beginning to think more holistically. Julie has a calming influence on the team, she has gained the respect of her colleagues through her methodical approach to problem solving and her ability to teach and develop others.