} Anthony Palmer | Nursing Expert Witness

Our Experts

Our experts currently provide expert advice to the NHS, Lawyers, Coroners, Crown Prosecution Service, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing, as well as to numerous overseas clients. Anthony Palmer & Associates have a team of independent professional nursing experts who produce several hundred reports each year, mainly in relation to nursing liability and causation. Our experts are highly experienced nursing staff with a wealth of clinical, managerial and educational nursing experience.

Anthony Palmer

R.N. D.P.S.N., BSc (Hons), P.G.C.E.A

Highly experienced Expert Witness with over 20 years’ experience as a Nursing Expert to leading law firms, public inquires, Coroners and the CPS in the UK. Anthony has significant courtroom experience including high profile criminal trials. He has given oral evidence in Court on many occasions in the last 20 years, on average 6 times per year. Anthony also has given evidence in criminal trials in cases of gross negligence/manslaughter instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service. Anthony has also prepared reports for overseas clients in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands. Finally, Anthony has regularly given advice at Coroner’s Courts across the UK.

Anthony was instructed as a Nursing expert for the Vale of Leven Hospital Public Inquiry in 2011, where he was required to independently review 10 deaths associated with Clostridium Difficille infection. As part of his evidence he was required to provide oral evidence to the Public Court Hearing for a continuous 2 ½ days. Anthony continues to undertake sessional clinical nursing at his local hospital in order to maintain his nursing skills.

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Profile

  • Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing
  • Currently approved by NHS Litigation Authority as a Nursing Expert
  • Member of Expert Witness Institute
  • Providing Independent Reviews of Nursing Services and Quality
  • Providing bespoke Training in Legal aspects of Nursing
  • Continues to practice as "hands on" nurse in acute hospital environment
  • Listed in the Expert Witness Directory 2017 published by Sweet & Maxwell
  • See testimonials for feedback from many of Anthony’s clients. A detailed CV is available on request

Anthony’s areas of nursing expertise include:

  • Inadequate Nursing Care
  • Manual Handling injuries
  • Inadequate Hospital and Community Nursing Care
  • Drug Errors
  • Inadequate Nursing Supervision
  • Neglect
  • Inadequate Clinical Observations
  • Extravasation/Infiltration Injuries
  • Wounds and wound care
  • Pressure ulcer development and prevention
  • Falls in Hospital and Nursing & care Homes
  • Infection Control
  • Nursing Home Care

Barbara Carr

S.E.N. (G), R.N., F.E.T.C., D.P.S.N., BSc (Hons) Nursing P.G.D., M.A.

A highly experienced clinical senior clinical nurse, as well as nurse manager with over 36 years NHS experience. Barbara Carr very recently held the post of Associate Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust Foundation Trust responsible for nursing standards, nursing policy and clinical practice.

Barbara’s areas of expertise are:

  • Wounds and wound care
  • Pressure ulcer development and prevention
  • Deterioration of the acutely ill patient
  • Prevention of hospital acquired complications and infections such as MRSA & Clostridium Difficille
  • Patient falls
  • Inadequate supervision of patients
  • Medication errors
  • Previous experience in nutritional care for the Welsh Health Board

Lesley Wharton

RGN, DipN, BA (Hons) Nursing, PG Dip ( H&SC)

A senior nurse manager with over 33 experience, Lesley is currently employed in a senior nursing position in the NHS with responsibility for nursing and infection prevention and control. Lesley Continues to be clinically active and has a wealth of experience in setting standards of nursing care, developing policies for nursing practice as well as reviewing the quality of nursing at her Trust. Lesley also has significant experience in undertaking investigations into allegations of inadequate nursing care

As an Expert Witness Lesley’s areas of expertise are:

  • Wounds and wound care
  • Pressure ulcer development and prevention
  • Deterioration of the acutely ill patient
  • Prevention of hospital acquired complications and infections such as MRSA & Clostridium Difficille
  • Patient falls
  • Inadequate supervision of patients
  • Prevention of medication errors