Dermatology consultant nurse
Karina Jackson has worked as a nurse in the NHS since 1987. She has worked predominantly in the speciality of dermatology as a ward sister, researcher, nurse specialist and as a consultant nurse since 2005.
Her area of expertise is in the management of inflammatory skin disease and she has worked in the severe adult psoriasis and eczema services for a number of years.
She leads a team of dermatology nurses who provide services, including systemic therapy clinics and topical day-care. She developed the Eczema Education Programme for parents and is currently developing psychology services to support patients with skin disease.
Education and training
- Registered Nurse training at Nottingham School of Nursing
- BA (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University
- Diploma in Clinical Research, John Moores University
- MSc in Advancing Professional Healthcare Practice at King's College London (KCL)
- Non-medical prescriber training, KCL
- Educational interventions in chronic inflammatory skin disease.
- Nightingale Nurse Award (2018)
Recipient of the dermatology nurse of distinction ‘Stone Award’ (2016)
BMJ dermatology team of the year award (2016)
- Psychological support in severe skin disorders (2014)
- British Journal of Nursing awards – dermatology category (2011) high commendation for the Eczema Education Programme
- Service innovation grant (2008) to develop and run a parental eczema education programme in Lambeth
Email: [email protected]
Area of expertise: nurse led services, adult medical dermatology, non-medical prescribing
- Nurse led clinics in medicines management
- Topical therapy
- Systemic therapy monitoring
- Biological therapies
- Patient and parental educational interventions
- Psychological wellbeing
Karina is lead for specialist nursing education in department and developed a dermatology care course for nurses and more recently a skin surgery course for nurses.
She is the founder and past chair of British Dermatological Nursing Group nurse prescribing sub-group and biologics sub-group and past member of BDNG scientific committee. She is on the editorial board of Dermatological Nursing, a Trustee for the Psoriasis Association and chair of the nursing educational work stream within the British Association of Dermatologists.
Last updated: April 2022