Introducing Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Rheumatology

The Hibbs Lupus Trust

Julie Painter is a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Rheumatology at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Nurse Manager for Cannock Rheumatology.  

She qualified in 1988 and previously worked at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for 17 years where she developed her expertise and knowledge in rheumatology, specialising in connective tissue diseases including Lupus.  

Julie joined The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in January 2018 and is developing the Lupus service both at New Cross Hospital and Cannock. She attends twice yearly national meetings with other Lupus nurses for education and networking and will attend the Hibbs Trust patient meetings on a regular basis.  

Julie has attended many educational meetings to enhance her knowledge around Lupus and has networking contacts with the Birmingham hospitals.  She is enthusiastic and keen to improve the experience for patients with Lupus attending The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust by working closely with the Consultants and exploring what the patients’ needs are.

Julie has experience in teaching and patient education having completed her Post Graduate Certificate and health and social care and has been an independent prescriber for many years. 

She lives in Kidderminster with her husband and their dog Maggie.  

Julie can be contacted via the Rheumatology advice line on 01543 576808 option 2. 

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