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Jane Buswell


Jane Buswell MSc RGN

Independent Nurse Consultant, Best Interest Assessor and Expert Witness

Jane Buswell founded SouthWest Care Skills in 2011 after more than 37 years clinical experience in the NHS and independent sector, both in the UK and abroad. This culminated in the position of Consultant Nurse for Older People and Clinical Lead for Dementia Care at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), leading trust wide work on implementing the National Dementia Strategy.

Jane is an independent Nurse Consultant, qualified Best Interest Assessor for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and trained Expert Witness. She is experienced in writing Court Reports, in particular for the Court of Protection. Jane is an expert in the Mental Capacity Act and its implications for Healthcare.

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