Louisa Forbes

In 2006 Louisa achieved her BSc hons in Adult Nursing at Oxford Brookes University working predominantly at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Her early career included the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit and the Medical Assessment Unit at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. In 2010 she relocated to Portsmouth and progressed to an Emergency Department senior staff nurse in Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Gaining a position as Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Specialist Nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital was her first taste of facilitating change and Quality Improvement. Here she led a project resulting in the decrease of Caesarean Section wounds from 11.2% to 2.8% over a 6 month period.

In 2016 Louisa was delighted to begin her role as Lead Nurse Educator on The Bug and Drug Project in Cornwall. This unique opportunity offered a consolidation of her interest in Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Resistance and Practice Improvement

Louisa’s work is being published by the Journal of Medicines Optimisation and she has been presenting at local and national conferences. A highlight of 2017 was to make the finals of the Nursing Times Awards. She is currently working towards a Masters in Teaching for Practice and Public Health.

Louisa loves living by the sea with her husband and two little boys- and has recently got a new lease of life from CrossFit!

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Specialist Nurse